Yan Jun

Location: China, Berlin
A black and white portrait of Yan Jun shaking his head

Yan Jun is a musician and poet, born in Lanzhou in 1973 and currently based in Beijing. His work transcends the boundaries between improvised music, experimental music, field recording, performance, organising and writing. Alongside performing in venues, he also runs a project called Living Room Tour, where goes to audience’s homes to play with the environment and what else available in the room.

He is member of FEN, Tea Rockers Quintet and Impro Committee, and founder of the guerrilla label Sub Jam.


It’s Ok if it’s Not

As a key figure in Beijing’s underground art/music scene traversing sound art, voice, electronics, movement and performance, there's no better guide to the city's subterranea than Yan Jun. For his Counterflows At Home podcast Yan takes us on a journey through the place in which he has built his singular practice over the past 3 decades, winding together meditations on his own life and practice, interviews and music from artists in the underground music scenes, as well as insights into culture, history and politics today. Read more
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