Meng Qi

OneBeat 2019 Fellow

Synthesist

Beijing, China

Meng Qi is a pioneering synthesizer designer and musician, famous for his music and distinctive instruments, which are used by electronic artists all over the world. With dedication, research and deep experience in electronic musical interfaces, he designs synthesizers with unique thoughts and aesthetics, and performs modular synthesizers with a gestural, emotional edge. As a teacher of synthesis, creative coding and instrument building, he has led courses at institutions like Beijing Contemporary Music Academy, Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, Central Academy of Fine Arts and other major events throughout China and abroad. Recently, Meng Qi announced his latest design, Wing Pinger, an analog musical instrument that merges chaos and melody for an effortless live performance.