Is Chinese music popular in Switzerland?
Well, that’s hard to say. Some of the bands we have been working with have been to Switzerland for many times and have a small fan base, but you can’t say it’s very popular in general. We are trying to show people that a lot of Chinese bands have reached a certain quality and they are interesting to listen to and convince people to come to their shows and to see something new and different.
How many events do you do in a year?
This depends. Small shows for bands maybe five times a year, but we have a lot of bigger events also in China with European artists, collaboration with Midi Festival, we bring artists to the Festival. So it’s really hard to say a number, it depends so much on the year.
What have been you biggest challenges you have faced?
Everything is always on a very short notice. You always need to wait until everything is confirmed. I’m quite used to it and know that that’s how things work in China. But if you work with people who are not used to this they get nervous very easily. But it’s a problem for a long term planning of the year, for example our biggest project for year 2014 is still somewhere in the air and we don’t know what kinds of other plans we can do for the year. So being flexible is definitely the biggest challenge.
How do you see the future of Chinese music in Europe?
A few bands now have the potential to have shows in Europe and build up a name there. We always try to build connections to the art world and people and see what kind of potential Chinese art really has.