NOISE ASIA LTD.
Noise Asia Ltd. is an independent record company based in Hong Kong, with its interest focuses on the publishing, distribution and promotion of all kinds of independent music around the world. Li Chin Sung (Dickson Dee), a music lover and an artist himself, established the company in October 1997. Prior to Noise Asia, Li Chin Sung co-founded Sound Factory with Henry Kwok in 1989, a company engaged in import and export of international independent/experimental music labels; also dedicated itself in releasing and promoting local independent music from Hong Kong underground music scene. In 1997, Li Chin Sung established Noise Asia Limited with several subsidiaries including Noise Asia Records, Noise Asia Publishing, Sound Factory Production, Dicksonia Audio, and Altmusic Association. In addition, numerous music websites have been set up accordingly.
Since its formation, Noise Asia has been devoting itself to discover and support the independent music around the world including Mainland China. On one hand, it pays close attention to the development of independent music in Mainland China, releasing album for artists with potential; on the other hand, it further expands its scope to release albums for both Asian and Western artists. Artists that have released albums under the label include the famous British-influenced rock band, AMK; electronic groups Multiplex, Juno, Lorn; experimental artists Nelson Hiu, Peter Stuart (Box); folk and guitarists Czekey Chan, Stephen Chau; Guangzhou rock artist Wang Lei; Beijing rock band NO; Beijing rock artists Dili, Wang Yong, Wang Fan etc.
Artists from the release of Noise Asia come from different parts of the world. Not only does the label inherit all the copyrights from Sound Factory, but also unceasingly broadening its space in music production and publishing. For example, releasing a duo album by the jazz artist Jon Rose and koto artist Miya Masaoka; and a compilation with the best selection of Pascal Comelade. In the meantime, Noise Asia concentrates on releasing Avant Garde, Experimental, Extreme Noise; and set up a series especially for these types of music. At present, it has released albums by Otomo Yoshihide, the renowned Japanese experimental music artist; Mazk, the new band of the famous noise artist Masami Akita; Sachiko M, the female experimental music artist; Haino Keiji and Tatsuya Yoshida to name a few. Dicksonia Audio, on the other side, is a series releasing all the related music of Li Chin Sung including DJ Dee, PNF, Li Chin Sung Trio, and Li Chin Sung.
In addition to the above, Noise Asia releases other kinds of music. Among which is the soundtrack series including the award-winning Hong Kong film “Made In Hong Kong”, “Summer Snow”, “Hu Du Men”, and “The Blue Kite” which won an award in The Tokyo Film Festival. In 1999, Noise Asia participated in the music production of “Oomolangma Song & Dance Opera”, a big opera produced by The Cultural Department of China to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the liberation of Tibet. While working on the project, it visited Lhasa of Tibet to make close contact and gather materials of local folk music, making preparation for the future discovery and release of Chinese Folk Music. At the same time, Noise Asia is also a show organizer presenting music activity in Greater China from time to time, sparing no effort in promoting the interchange between local and foreign music. Moreover, Noise Asia had participated several times in Beijing International Jazz Festival, Berlin Independent Film Festival, China Independent Film Festival in Macau, as well as other activity organized by different arts and culture organization.
Over the years, Noise Asia has been supporting the music promoter and media in Mainland China through different ways maintaining a long-term good relationship. It has been continuously participating in the local music creation activity and has accumulated quite an abundant experience in terms of music publishing, concert organizing, and event production. Furthermore, Noise Asia holds a good connection with artists, record companies and artist management companies throughout Asia, Japan, Europe and United States, which provide a stable channel for music production, publishing, as well as distribution. As an independent music label based in Hong Kong, Noise Asia considers Greater China as its starting point, devoting every effort to encourage and promote the development of Chinese music.
Noise Asia Record是香港独立唱片公司，专注于对世界范围内的当代音乐的出版、发行和推广。公司于1997年10月，由音乐爱好者兼乐手李劲松创立。Noise Asia的前身是香港独立唱片公司Sound Factory（两生花）。该公司从1989年开始由李劲松和Henry Kwok共同运作，多年来一直从事世界各地众多的独立、实验音乐的进出口代理，以及致力于出版香港本地独立音乐的工作。1997年李劲松独立开设Noise Asia Ltd（亚洲传声）控股公司，下设Noise Asia Records唱片公司、Noise Asia Publishing 版权代理公司, Sound Factory Production 音乐制作和Dicksonia Audio唱片公司、Altmusic Association杂音音乐社，并建立多个音乐纲站。
Noise Asia Records唱片公司致力于音乐的出版工作。作为建基于香港的独立唱片公司，Noise Asia多年来都十分注重发掘和扶持全球华语地区的独立音乐。并利用长期以来与香港本地独立乐手之间的良好关系继续为推动香港本土的独立音乐而努力。同时也一如以往继续关注中国内地乐手的状况，为当中有潜质的乐手乐队出版唱片。另一方面公司也更进一步开阔视野，为亚洲乃至世界各地的优秀乐手出版唱片。在该公司出版过唱片的乐手包括：香港著名英式摇滚组合AMK、电子乐队Muliplex、Juno、Lorn，实验乐手邱立信、彼得小话(Box),，民谣及吉他乐手陈继华、周启良；广州摇滚乐手王磊、北京摇滚乐队No、北京摇滚乐手陈底里、王勇、王凡等。
在Noise Asia的出品中，参与的乐手来自许多不同的地方。公司不但继承了原Sound Factory公司的全部作品版权，同时也在不断的拓展音乐制作和出版的空间。相继出版了爵士乐手Jon Rose与古筝手Miya Masaoka合作的唱片，音乐家Pascal Comelade的精选。同时Noise Asia也专注于Avant Garde、Experiment、Extreme Noise音乐的出版，并为此开设专门的系列。目前已出版了日本著名实验乐手大友良英、著名噪音乐手秋田原美的新组合、Mazk、女实验乐手松原幸子、灰野敬二与吉田达也等著名实验乐手的多张唱片。公司分部Dicksonia Audio则出版李劲松个人相关音乐作品，包括有Dj Dee, PNF, Li Chin Sung Trio,Li Chin Sung 四个固定计划。
Noise Asia唱片公司多年来一直积极主动地以不同形式帮助中国内地音乐推广组织、媒体，与大陆音乐界保持着长期良好的合作联系，不断参与内地音乐创作活动，并在中国大陆的独立音乐唱片出版、演出举办、筹划活动方面积累了丰富经验；同时也在港台、日本、欧美等地区，拥有广泛的乐手、唱片公司、音乐人经理公司关系，从音乐制作、出版乃至发行均具有稳固的业务渠道。如今，作为一间华资独立音乐厂牌，Noise Asia将以中国两岸三地为基点，从制作、出版、发行、策划音乐活动等多方面工作入手，全力促进中国音乐的发展、对外推广及交流事业。
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