ChoP vol.1(Zen Lu&Grzegorz Bojanek
1. Unknown Journey
Recorded live in Ping Pong Space(Guangzhou,China,9 June 2009)
Recorded live in Videotage(Hong Kong,China,12 June 2009)
3.Life Is Noise
Recorded live in Zacheta National Gallery of Art (Warsaw,Poland,18 June 2010)
After exactly one year Zen Lu and Grzegorz Bojanek joined their forces again to perform a unique live-act during the Warsaw Electronic Festival Main Event. The famous Zacheta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw became the scene for the short (only about 30 minutes) but dense improvised performance. Both Zen Lu and Grzegorz Bojanek used quite new sounds they composed during the past year and different electronic instruments to create ambient, experimental and in the end noise sound experience. This performance was the first during the Polish ChoP Tour 2010. Other concerts were organized in Kraków, Czestochowa and Sopot.
Mastering by Krzysztof Orlk(track 1&2) and Grzegorz Bojanek(track 3)
Designed by Wang Xiaoxu@ N2 Multimedia Art Lab
Supported by Fundecja Sztuka i Technologia and N2 Multimedia Art Lab
P+C 2010 We Play!
limited 80 copies
Back in 2008 I thought that my trip to China was impossible. But suddenly, after releasing more ChoP albums I realized that the project was growing and becoming stronger. So in the beginning of 2009 I started thinking that my dream would come true and finally after reading several books about China, watching hundreds of Kung-Fu films, I would visit the Middle Kingdom.
Thanks to the huge help of Zen Lu and Jarek Grzesica, who strongly supports ChoP, I managed to fly to China in June 2009. First I was a bit afraid of the eastern culture, but just after a few days I realized that although China is a busy country, it is possible to have a rest, talk to friends and drink some green tea there.
Some of the 2009 ChoP Tour concerts were better, some worse (you cannot be the best all the time J). I really liked Wuhan with its great river Yangtze, and delicious BBQ. The concert in VOX club was also very good for the tour members. But what I liked the best was our last concert in Hong Kong. We were sitting relaxed with Zen and just playing some light guitar sounds and electronic soundscapes not realizing that a year later they would become the part of the Isaac Julien’s "Ten Thousand Waves" installation.
My last day in China was a nostalgic trip with Zen Lu to the Big Budda mountain. This was an inspiring journey. When you are in Kong Kong you are very tired, but just after leaving the city you miss it very much.(text/Grzegorz Bojanek)
2007 年至2010年三年間，作為ChoP項目發起人，我和Grzegorz Bojanek 一共有過十次現場合作演出，最近的一場是2010年6月18日，在波蘭 Zacheta 國家美術館。
我們從來都不喜歡在演出之前就即興演奏談論 太多，沉默有時是一種更好的交流。從這十場錄音中，我們選出三場，結集成一張現場唱片，這也是ChoP的第一張現場出品，其中包括被Isaac Julien選作配樂的錄音作品。