Pan Daijing

Pan Daijing is a self-taught, self-proclaimed outsider who makes music, art, and tells stories.


“A master of negative space and biomechanical sound, lacing her uneasy compositions with voices that excavate images of unceasing loneliness and longing.." — PITCHFORK

Pan Daijing (b. Guiyang China, 1991) is an artist and composer primarily works with sound, performance, installation, choreography and film. Drawing on the capacity of music to exceed the limits of language, her work communicates sonic, physical and psychological depths, seeking a means of connection beyond the human condition. Exploring the sphere of psychoacoustics and opera, she uses both recording and improvisation methods to expand the listening experience and challenge the understanding of music as an art form. Often realized as architectural interventions, her work pressurizes the boundaries between forms and creates enveloping, sensory experiences to be inhabited.

'Daijing presents a dream, the plot of which, after waking, you can't quite piece together. Its walls of sound become etched onto your mind's surface. It's a vision that lingers in your psyche' - RESIDENT ADVISOR

Daijing’s artworks have been exhibited internationally, such as Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong (2021); The 13th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai (2021); Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin (2020); Tate Modern, London (2019); Biennale of Moving Image Geneva (2018). She has also performed at numerous venues and festivals such as Barbican Center, London; Elbphilharmonie Hamburg; Sonar Festival, Barcelona and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; National Pantheon, Lisbon among many others.


Joe Hatt