This album is music based on Meng Jinghui's theatre production 'To Live' which I composed and recorded in Aug. 2012 . The Play was based on Yu Hua's most famous novel 'To Live' published in 1993 ( traditional Chinese: 活著 Huózhe)
Director Meng Jinghui is considered the biggest innovators of contemporary Chinese theatre.
Yu Hua's 'To Live' describes the struggles endured by the son of a wealthy land-owner after the Revolution fundamentally alters the nature of Chinese society. The contrast between his pre-revolutionary status as a selfish fool who (literally) travels on the shoulders of the downtrodden and his post-revolutionary status as a persecuted peasant are stark.
released December 21, 2013
Composed by Shao Yanpeng aka Dead J
Cello by Song Zhao
Guitar by Guo Feng
"10 Daydream"'s background sampled from Four Tet "Peace For Earth"
Recorded by Wen Che at Liang Studio,Beijing
Recorded and edited in Aug 2012.
Cover designed by Jiang Hua
Mixed by Shao Yanpeng
Mastered by Javier Gonzalez at Sapphire Mastering Studio, Madrid