BOOK / SOUND KAPITAL: BEIJING'S MUSIC UNDERGROUND / MATTHEW NEIDERHAUSER / HAND SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER
A new wave of Chinese musicians is taking Beijing by storm. Revolving around four venues spread across the city, this burgeoning group of performers are working outside government-controlled media channels, and in the process, capturing the attention of the international music community. They now constitute a fresh, independent voice in a country renowned for creative conformity and saccharine Cantonese pop. In Sound Kapital, photographer Matthew Neiderhauser captures the energy of the performers involved in this innovative orgy gripping Beijing's music underground.