Mindy Meng Wang - When?

Mindy Meng Wang - When?

In When?, Chinese Australian musician, composer and performer Mindy Meng Wang uses ancient Chinese harp (guzheng), cello with electronic effects, synthesisers and film footage collected by Chinese and Australian filmmakers to create an emotional and immersive audio-visual meditation on family, memories and life during global lockdown.

With poignant music and film, Mindy shares personal and undisclosed stories between her hometown in Lanzhou, Wuhan in China and Melbourne Australia where she now calls home and humanises the profound worldwide experience of the global pandemic.

When? takes you on an emotional journey and goes deeply into our shared feelings of love, regret, fear, desire and relief despite barriers of race, distance or culture.

Mindy Meng Wang, Music Victoria Musician of the Year 2021.

Guzheng: Mindy Meng Wang

Cello: Anita Quayle

Electronic Music: Daniel Jenatsch

Film: Kun Li 木子土申

Associate Editor: Zhao Tammy Yang


Ages 16+


Artist bio:

Mindy Meng Wang a versatile Chinese/Australian Composer and world leading contemporary Guzheng Performing Artist. She is a pioneer to bring the Guzheng (ancient Chinese harp) into many western genres such as experimental, Jazz, western classical, Electronic, pop and improvisation.

In the UK, she collaborated with many high-profile artists like Gorillaz and frequently performed in many significant venues like O2 Arena and Barbican Centre in London among others, she also performed regularly in festivals in Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, and France.

In Australia, Mindy performs regularly in many events, festivals and top venues including the Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin, Adelaide, OzAsia, Mona Foma, Dark Mofo, TEDx Sydney, AsiaTOPA festivals. Her collaborators include Regurgitator, Tim Shiel, Paul Grabowsky and Deborah Cheetham, AAO, Orchestra Victoria, MSO among others.

Her work explores the fertile space between traditional and contemporary practices, and is part of a significant movement of Chinese musicians redefining and reinvigorating their musical tradition. She is a strong voice for young female composers and artists of Chinese heritage on global stage.

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