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Caption: A photo of the Beijing rock band Hedgehog, taken from the book "Sound Kapital.", Credit: Matthew Niederhauser
Image by: Matthew Niederhauser 
A photo of the Beijing rock band Hedgehog, taken from the book "Sound Kapital." 

Sound Kapital And Beijing's Rock Rebellion

From: Avishay Artsy
Length: 06:59

A look at a fast-changing China through the lens of youth culture and rock music.

Hedgehogband_small Matthew Niederhauser is a photographer based in Beijing. He’s been chronicling the burgeoning music scene that’s developed in Beijing in the past few years. And he’s recently released those photos in a book called Sound Kapital. The book also comes with a CD of new Chinese rock music. Word of Mouth producer and director Avishay Artsy spoke to him when the book was released, and put together this story.

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Piece Description

Matthew Niederhauser is a photographer based in Beijing. He’s been chronicling the burgeoning music scene that’s developed in Beijing in the past few years. And he’s recently released those photos in a book called Sound Kapital. The book also comes with a CD of new Chinese rock music. Word of Mouth producer and director Avishay Artsy spoke to him when the book was released, and put together this story.

Broadcast History

This aired on NHPR's Word of Mouth on April 27, 2010

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

Now, a look at China through the lens of youth culture and rock n’ roll. Matthew Niederhauser (NEE-dur-HOW-zur) is a photographer based in Beijing. He’s been chronicling the burgeoning music scene that’s developed in Beijing in the past few years. And he’s recently released those photos in a book called Sound Kapital. The book also comes with a CD of new Chinese rock music. Avishay Artsy (AH-veesh-eye AR-tsee) spoke to him when the book was released, and put together this story.

OUTRO:

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Hard Heart Queen Sea Big Shark :00
You Can Listen, You Can Talk Carsick Cars :00
Noise Hit World Hedgehog :00
Earthquake 24 Hours :00
Teenage Casino Demon :00
Some Surprises Come Too Soon P.K.14 :00
All Night Joyside :00

Related Website

http://www.nhpr.org/node/32197