Biography Yan Jun

Born in Lanzhou in 1973, Yan Jun graduated in Chinese literature and now lives in Beijing. Working under the Sub Jam label since 1998, the performer creates experimental and hypnotic sounds in live performances. In 2004, he co-founded KwanYin, an experimental music and sound exploration label. Since 2005, he has organised Waterland Kwanyin, a weekly music and experimental sound event, and is curator of the annual Mini Midi festival. He also makes music: rattling sound art and minimalist improvisations with field recordings, loops, feedback and spoken word. Atmospheric and hypnotic. In addition, YAN Jun has published five essays on contemporary Chinese music and three poetry collections.