*2022 stock* Sound Artists Mei Zhiyong from China and Dave Phillips from Switzerland did a tour of China in July 2014 titled “Sonic Rituals”. They travelled through 17 cities playing 19 concerts. The red thread of the film is the subcurrent that talks of feelings, atmosphere, travel, friendship, sounds, passion and of ceremony - of the rituals that are part of the performances, that are the performances and that are part of the greater language of sound and of travelling with sound.
Director Mei Zhiyong has a keen eye for the beauty of the undercurrent, and a sensual aesthetic vision that he effortlessly translates into visual and sonic imagery that manages to capture, enthrall and surprise.
Cameras by Mei Zhiyong and Dave Phillips. Edited and cut by Mei Zhiyong. Soundtrack by Mei Zhiyong using sounds by Mei Zhiyong and Dave Phillips. Produced and directed by Mei Zhiyong. Filmed in Beijing, Shanghai, Wuxi, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Changsha, Hong Kong, Macao, Shenzhen, Guilin, Chongqinq, Chengdu, Xi’an, Dalian & Changchun, on the road in China, July 2014.