If Li grew up in Asia (Hong Kong), then went to North America for her studies (San Francisco + Montréal), she finally dropped her bags in Paris in 2003. After 3 years of music theory and performance art studies, she created French to Kiss, an electronic duet, in which she is the lead singer, songwriter and composer. At that time, she buys herself the RC50 Loopstation, using it as a voice-looper. She likes this loop-concept so much that in 2008, Li creates a new solo project: Bonnie Li.
During a summer trip to Berlin in 2008, Li is invited to perform during the Lady Fest Festival at WirrWarr. There, she meets Marit Östberg, a Swedish film-maker, who asks her to create a song for her first movie ‘Authority’. Back to Paris, Li composes ‘Get Down’, which becomes a hit throughout the many showings of the film, selected for the Independent Swedish Film Festival and the Porn Film Festival. At the same time, she is contacted via Mypsace by Chra, founder of the ComfortZone Austrian Music Label, who proposes to release 2 of her tracks ‘Get Down’ and ‘Big Bang Ring’, on vinyl.
After 6 months of rehearsals and composition, Li builds up a 40min electro-a’capella set, introducing it to her Parisian public in Spring, and to her Berliner public in the Summer, at WirrWarr and Lux.
At the same time, she gets the ‘Aide Paris Jeunes Talents’ (Youth Talent Aid), which allows her to buy herself a new instrument, the SP555 Sampling Machine. Parallel to this, she is contacted by Jack Guy and Nicolas Neidhardt, founders of Kord Music Group, who invite her to record her songs in the Aktion Entertainment studio, in preparation for a broadcast on a web radio in the UK.
Currently, Li is working on the conducting and composition of her arrangements in the Parisian studio, as well as the utilisation of the sampling machine for her live performance.
fireworks of coloured acapella sounds,
telling short stories of specific life moments,
mixed in electronic loops,
and a sip of French red wine
Made in Hong Kong