On April 1st, experimental folk musician Xiao He, together with Chinese contemporary dance company Tao Dance Theater and experimental design brand BENTU will release the modern dance score album FIVE. Album FIVE is a compilation of 5 soundtracks that composed by Xiao He for TAO Dance Theater and materialized created into production by BENTU. Album FIVE is available for pre-order now.
BENTU carried out the materialized creation of album FIVE using 5 kinds of soil come from east, west, north, south and middle area in China: 5 kinds of soil, 5 versions of albums with 5 models of earth. Soils from these 5 areas, where civilization takes root, represent people’s initial understanding of the universe. Choosing the most familiar material in human memory to create the models of earth, we pursue the unrestrained style beyond function. Every touch on the roughness of soil just like every step on the land we have lived on, we will be amazed at the vitality of our planet, where life originated and generation passes on.
For Xiao He, for Tao Dance Theatre, for BENTU, the accomplishment of FIVE has a special meaning——Beyond all the skills, either to be as greatest as "me", the truest nature, the most essential substance and physical body; or to be as smallest as "me", just like a handful of earth in nature or a speck of dust in the universe.
《五》专辑发布会，由小河、『陶身体剧场』、『本土创造』联合推出，『本土一间』策划，四月一日，北京『E6 · 本土一间』，让我们感受音乐，摒除虚妄，回归内心。
<FIVE> Album Release will be held in Beijing E6·BENTU ONE on April 1st, presented by Xiao He, Tao Dance Theater and BENTU, planned by BENTU ONE. Let's embrace music and return to our hearts without vanity.