ZHANG You-sheng

Zhang You-sheng is a noise artist, organiser and critic based in Taipei. He has been the impromptu guitar player in the band, Jump Off Overpass, during 2003-2007. In 2010 he founded Kandala Records, the music label focusing on noise/avant-garde/improvisation/psychedelic music in Taiwan. He later organised the NOISE80000V festival and a series of performing events concentrate on free improvisation, noise and their collaboration with classic and traditional music. The label has gradually become one of the driving forces behind Taiwan’s avant-garde music scene in recent years. The album Integration/Intervention into Tenryu City (Kandala Records, KRAG02) by Minkoku Hyakunen, a collaboration between Zhang You-sheng and Dawang “yingfan” Huang, received the Honorary Mentions of 2012 Prix Ars Electronica (Digital Music and Sound Art).