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Forrest Fang

Forrest Fang
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United States
Profile
Forrest Fang's background was initially as a classical musician, until he came under the influence of the ambient music of Brian Eno and the subversive minimalism of Steve Reich, Philip Glass, and Terry Riley. Those influences are still strong in his music today, though he has also learned much from the study of Chinese classical music with the late guzheng master Zhang Yan and from the study of Japanese gagaku music with former Japanese court musician Suenobu Togi. Fang's style combines electronic and acoustic instruments in a way that is unlike any other artist.
Photo by Carl Weingarten
Website
http://forrestfang.com
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Releases on file (24)
Forrest Fang — The Book of Wanderers Forrest Fang — The Book of Wanderers
(Projekt PRO374, 2020, CD / DL)
Manna / Mirage — Face Manna / Mirage — Face
(New House Music NH07, 2020, CD)
Forrest Fang — Ancient Machines Forrest Fang — Ancient Machines
(Projekt 366, 2019, CD / DL)
Forrest Fang — The Fata Morgana Dream Forrest Fang — The Fata Morgana Dream
(Projekt 356, 2019, CD)
Manna / Mirage — Rest of the World Manna / Mirage — Rest of the World
(New House Music NH05, 2018, CD)
Forrest Fang — Scenes from a Ghost Train Forrest Fang — Scenes from a Ghost Train
(Projekt 349, 2018, CD)
Greg Segal with Friends — Visible Greg Segal with Friends — Visible
(Bandcamp no#, 2018, CD / DL)
Forrest Fang — Following the Ether Sun Forrest Fang — Following the Ether Sun
(Projekt 337, 2017, CD)
Greg Segal with Friends — Invisible Ground of Sympathy Greg Segal with Friends — Invisible Ground of Sympathy
(Phantom Airship no#, 2017, CD)
Forrest Fang — The Sleepwalker's Ocean Forrest Fang — The Sleepwalker's Ocean
(Projekt 322, 2016, 2CD)
Forrest Fang — Letters to the Farthest Star Forrest Fang — Letters to the Farthest Star
(Projekt 312, 2015, CD)
Forrest Fang — Animism Forrest Fang — Animism
(Projekt 274, 2012, CD)
Forrest Fang — Phantoms Forrest Fang — Phantoms
(Projekt 230, 2009, CD)
Forrest Fang & Carl Weingarten — Invisibility Forrest Fang & Carl Weingarten — Invisibility
(The Foundry fou26, 2006, CD)
Forrest Fang — Gongland Forrest Fang — Gongland
(Projekt 103, 2000, CD)
Forrest Fang — The Blind Messenger Forrest Fang — The Blind Messenger
(Cuneiform Rune 98, 1997, CD)
Forrest Fang — Folklore Forrest Fang — Folklore
(Cuneiform Rune 68, 1995, CD)
Various Artists — Unsettled Scores Various Artists — Unsettled Scores
(Cuneiform Rune 75/76, 1995, 2CD)
Forrest Fang — World Diary Forrest Fang — World Diary
(Ominous Thud OT005, 1992, CD)
Forrest Fang — The Wolf at the Ruins Forrest Fang — The Wolf at the Ruins
(Ominous Thud OT004, 1989, CD)
Forrest Fang — The Wolf at the Ruins / Migration Forrest Fang — The Wolf at the Ruins / Migration
(Projekt 290, 1989/2013, 2CD)
Forrest Fang — Migration Forrest Fang — Migration
(Ominous Thud OT 003, 1986, LP)
Forrest Fang — Some Brighter Stars Forrest Fang — Some Brighter Stars
(Ominous Thud OT 002, 1982, LP)
Forrest Fang — Music from the Blackboard Jungle Forrest Fang — Music from the Blackboard Jungle
(Tietjens Studio TS80, 1980, LP)

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