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Most influential on this new motion has been the younger Shanghai conductor Long Yu. Zheng (Yin or Wan depending on romanization) was raised in China’s Guangdong province. He was influenced by the Western Church Music at an early age. He studied in Lyons and Paris before returning to China within the Thirties. He grew to become the first Chinese conductor of the Chongqing Symphonic Orchestra.
Their performances included compositions from Beethoven and Mozart. Since the early 2000s, Chinese indie music has grown considerably, with homegrown bands such as Carsick Cars, Birdstriking, Re-TROS, Brain Failure, Demerit, Tookoo, AV Okubo, Hang on the Box and Fanzui Xiangfa all embarking on international excursions. 14 are thought to be the most important band within the growth of Chinese experimental rock music. The band moved to Beijing in 2001 and launched their first album ‘Upstairs, Turn Left’ the same 12 months.
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