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Xiao He (小河), real name He Guofeng (何国锋), Beijing-based folk singer from Hebei
Third son of Tian Qiaoyun and He Pingsuo.
In addition to singing and playing guitar for Glorious Pharmacy, a Dada-esque performance art-rock troupe, Xiao He also performs by himself. He continues to do experimental/improv solo performances, collaborating with friends, including musicians from the Bejing Peking Opera Troupe.
In 1999 he formed the band Glamorous Pharmacy being vocalist and guitarist of the band.
2002 first solo album «Birds That Can Fly High Don’t Land on the Backs of Oxen That Can’t Run Fast» (飞的高的鸟不落在跑不快的牛的背上) published at Modern Sky Records.
2003 acting a part in Kang He’s original experimental theater piece «Record of Interrogation», as shown in the Beijing People’s Art Experimental Theater.
2004 the song «The Bed’s a Sea, The Woman’s a Boat» is selected by director Yu Liwei as the theme song of his short film «Nightly Maze».
2004 participating in the live music for Meng Jinghui’s theater piece «Rhinoceros in Love», as shown in the Beijing Capital Theater.
2005 the song《That Japanese Song Suggested by Guo Long》 is selected by director Huang Jianxin for the score of his «I Beg You, Praise Me».
2005 planning, recording, producing and publishing the freely improvised album «The Glory of Melons: 9 + 2».
2005 May, Glorious Pharmacy publish their independently produced and distributed debut album «Please Enlarge a Picture of My Cousin».
2006 producing the film score for Wang Chao’s «Luxery Car».
2006 the song «The Small House Between the Men’s and the Women’s Room» is published on the Greater China sampler «C».
2006 performance at the opening ceremony of the Lianzhou International Photography Festival in China.
2007 the production of several original film scores, such as for Zhang Yuedong’s «Mid-afternoon Barks» and for Wang Fen’s «The Trunk».
2007 performing at the closing ceremony of the Arles International Photography Festival in France.
2007 Participated in Italian Rome C.S.O.A Forte Prenestino " Chinetik the " activity and has made the special performance. And participates in Italy's south city Cosenza civic culture festival with Glorious Pharmacy
2007 Participated nove cinema's independent film festival in Brussels, Belgium. Improvisation music scene for the Chinese silent film «The Goddess».
2008, March, performance with Song Yu at the Guangzhou Third Vanguard Light Film Festival.
May, performance at the mini party at the Midi School.
August, performance in Korea at the Seoul Digital Film Festival Cindi All Night. And in Seoul at YoGiGa Gallery concert.
December 1st, Second Album Release of his band Glamorous Pharmacy titled Rumbling Steps.
2009 March-April: European Tour (36 dates in France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark and UK) ... Xiao_He_Europe_Tour_2009. In April, his song 老来難 was included in the compilation record Red Bulldozer. In May 2009, Xiao He is voted the no. 20 coolest rock star in Beijing by Timeout Beijing Magazine. Though he takes the artiness to extreme lengths – Birds That Can Fly High Don’t Land on the Backs of Oxen That Can’t Run Fast is not his silliest album title – there’s incredible musicianship involved, and his voice has a soaring clarity. A sign of his brilliance is that he’s every bit as captivating when he’s just on his own with an acoustic guitar. Cool is ‘When you realise that bad things are good. I used to fight a lot. I was dangerous. Now when something bad happens to me I consider it as a punishment for the things I did before'  August 21st, Xiao He performed together with Zhi Wang in Shanghai's YuYinTang. According to Jake Newby: This time round, for the release of his latest album 身份的表演 (The Performance of Identity), the self-sampling and experimentation was there from the start. Instead of just a straight-forward semi-acoustic, he also had what I believe is technically known as "this cool little box thing" on the base of his guitar which enabled him to switch the sound produced by it. November, Maybe Mars sends Carsick Cars, P.K. 14 and Xiao He on a showcase through North America. Xiao He performed on November 5th in Brooklyn's powerHouse Arena. On the 6th he rocked New York's Glasslands. According to fans participating the show: xiao he was incredible, awesome -- apparently pretty drunk before he even started soundcheck.
On March 6th, 2010, they performed in the D-22 during the Beyond The Ocean show of Maybe Mars Records. According to Alex of Beijing Gig Guide: For this show, he just sat on stage with an acoustic guitar and himself, and built some amazing folk songs with his loops. The crowd was quiet for each song, but broke into enthusiastic applause at the end, with the occasional whoop for another layer being added to the song. It was a good set, if short, but it didn’t really fit with the rest of the acts playing that night. On May 1st, he performed at the Strawberry Music Festival 2010. On May 2nd, 2010, he performed at the Midi Music Festival 2010.
Midi Music Festival 2010, May 1st-4th 2010
Mini Midi Festival 2008 - May 1-3, 2008
Midi Music Festival 2007, May 2007
Beijing beer and rock festival 2006 - October 2006
Croisements Festival 2009: xiaohe & planetarium - May 19th 2009
Xiao He + Wu Fei + Xiao Dong (Vj) = BRAND NEW YOU'RE RETRO - September 18th 2009
THE LAW OF SILENCE - April 23 & 24th 2010
China Invasion US Tour 2010 - March/April 2010
Appearances in Press/Books
- Mentioned as one of "Beijing's hottest bands" in the Insider's Guide to Beijing 2008.
- Interview for French Broadcast: FRANCE CULTURE, March 10th 2009: Xiaohe, an avant-garde artist from China.
The China Invasion Tour 2010 (VA) - 2010, March
Red Bulldozer (VA) - 2009, April
Noise is free (VA) - 2008, June
Beijing Bubbles OST (VA) - 2007, April
Badhead 3 花园村 (VA) - 2004, September
- X-Music Magazine no. 239 - 2003
Videos & Photos
- ↑ Timeout Beijing Magazine (May 2009). "Class of '09". Retrieved on 2009-05-07.
- ↑ Jake Newby (2009-08-22). "Xiao He and Zhi Wang, Yuyintang". Retrieved on 2009-08-22.
- ↑ 曰耳又 (on Douban) (2009-11-08). "纽约 纽约". Retrieved on 2009-11-10.
- ↑ Beijing Gig Guide (2010-03-07). "Gig Review: Beyond The Ocean, Yugong Yishan 2010.03.06". Retrieved on 2010-03-30.
- ↑ Beijing Gig Guide (2010-05-04). "Strawberry Festival Highlights!". Retrieved on 2010-05-04.