Jonathan Alpart, host of The Sound Stage at China Radio International, talks to Loreli about covering the Chinese rock scene and why he has decided to leave China.
Posted Nov 4, 2015
About Jonathan Alpart and The Sound Stage:
THE SOUND STAGE（音你而乐）was the world's longest-running show with an exclusive focus on Chinese underground and independent music. This program gives you a fresh and intimate perspective into the lives of a new generation of musicians as they wrestle for control of their future in a rapidly modernizing China. Oh, and the music’s fantastic! So listen up, because China is getting LOUD!
The Sound Stage was produced by Jonathan Alpart（潘佳朗）for China Radio International in Beijing, China. It was a video series of 100 episodes with each episode featuring an original music performance and interview with one band. It was also a weekly radio show broadcast on major FM stations across China - the only show in the nation dedicated to playing music of this kind.
Jonathan left China in October, but was able to give Loreli's Amy (who also happened to be Jonathan's coworker at CRI) an exit interview about his time covering the Chinese rock scene. Below you can also find an example of The Sound Stage video show. All episodes are available on YouTube.