Synth Interface Theorist

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Meng Qi has multiple identities. He’s not only a electronic musician, but also a synth designer and a teacher.

1999 - started learning electronic music;
2002 - written the first Fruityloops tutorial in Chinese;
2005 - album release "Landscape In Love";
2006 - album release "Landscape On Live", started writing of 18 sound synthesis tutorials in the following 3 years;
2007 - started building eletronic instruments;
2012 - started teaching in Beijing Contemporary Music Academy, and then also in Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, Central Academy of Fine Arts, for Sound Synthesis, Max and instrument building;
2015 - release of 1st Chinese eurorack module "Voltage Memory", followed by some other module designs (e.g."DPLPG"). recorded a video tutorial of Modular Synth in Chinese;
2018 - album release "Sidrolz", an album played with his DIY instrument, exploring raw eletronic expresssions;

Due to his constant and strong interests in musical interfaces, he built a lot of experimental musical instrument for researching, especially with Ciat-Lonbarde circuits.

He also had workshops and lectures in Shenzhen Design Society, Macao City Fringe Festival, Zhihu Club, TEDxDALIAN, Beijing Maker Space, XinCheJian, Maker Carnivals, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Zajia lab and so on. 

On 2014 he joined Liquid Palace, which is active in performances. He used to be a member of ChiRen band.

Meng Qi is a pioneer of Chinese contemporary digital art, and is fame for his music and distinctive devices and instruments, which have been using by electronic music artists all over the world.

 

孟奇是有着多重身份的音乐人,不仅是电子乐艺术家,还是合成器设计师和教师。他自1999年研习电子乐,2002年写了最早的中文 Fruityloops 教程,05年出专辑《山水恋》,06出《山水·颤》并在之后的3年之内写了18篇声音合成教程。07年开始自制电子乐器,15年做完中国最早的 Eurorack 模块记忆电压,之后陆续设计了 DPLPG 等模块。同年录制模块合成器教学视频。18年出专辑《Sidrolz》,是全部用自制乐器演奏的音乐,着重探索本源的电路表达。由于对演奏界面持续而强烈的兴趣,他制作了大量实验性乐器进行研究,着重研究利用 Ciat-Lonbarde 电路。

他曾于中央美术学院、现代音乐学院、天津美术学院等大学任教,课程内容包括声音合成、Max MSP 和乐器制作。并曾在知乎盐Club、TEDx大连、设计互联、澳门艺穗节、创客空间、新车间、创客嘉年华、上海音乐学院、杂家实验室等地讲座或开展工作坊。

2014年加入液体宫殿乐队,至今活跃于各种演出活动中。他也曾效力于痴人乐队。

孟奇是当代中国数字艺术的先锋人物,他创造的音乐和独一无二的乐器和设备让他名声在外。这些设备已经被世界各地的电子音乐家所使用。