Into the Light, MUSIC OF KOREA is to introduce Korean traditional music to international audiences.
Park Je chun, the percussionist, has a unique drum set that combines both Korean and Western choice percussions. What is amazing is that he performs this drum set on the floor __ it comes naturally from the Korean culture and he finds it rather comfortable.Having masterfully pioneered the free-improvisation music in Korea, Miyeon and Park have participated in many outstanding works of world- renowned music masters. In addition, they are sponsored by Korea Foundation and Korea Arts Management Service to travel around the world to perform music of their own style.(U.S, U.K, Germany, France, Denmark, Russia, Malta, Luxembourg, Ukraine, Turky, Alaska, Japan, H.K, China, Maleysia ,Mongol, Togo, Ghana, Zimbabewe, Congo, Egypt, Uzbekistan...)
Je Chun (percussion)
Miyeon&Park | Change 1
She received KBS Grand Prize of Korean Traditional Music Award in 2009, Meritorious Citation from ROK Ministry of Culture, Sport, Tourism in 2008, 2007-2008 Artist Residence Fellowship of Rockefeller Foundation “'Asian Cultural Council New York”. She has held thirteen solo recitals from 1998 to 2012, and performed as part of numerous groups and festivals. Heo is leading a world music project “Tori ensemble” and performed in 2012 WOMAD in Adleraide and New plymouth.
HEO Yoon-jeong | Underplot
HEO Yoon-jeong | Underplot
The combination of those three well-known and talented artists is so amazing- Jazz Duo (Miyeon and Park), who has performed on stage in 20 different countries, was loved by both critics and audience. Korean traditional music master Lee Kwang-soo and Academy of Korean Music is the essence of Korean Music. Samulnori's energetic performance, Miyeon's Piano, and Park's powerful but sensitive percussion together make an ensemble and heat up the audience's heart. Lee's vocal- Binari and humming-like a spring's breath is the heart of performance.
Lee Kwang-soo - Kkwaenggwari, Taepyoungso, Vocal
Miyeon - Piano, Keyboards
PARK Je-chun - Drum , Percussion
Yesanjok | Hwimori·Improvisation
In 2006, they created a music theatre piece called “Searching for Water,” which is based on a Korean folk tale, “Great Journey of Princess Bari.” Every year, their performance is being acclaimed critically.This piece is also the result of cooperative efforts by artists in various fields. This kind of interdisciplinary work to reinvent new style of music while communicating with artists through music is an important part of what Baramgot strives to achieve.“Baramgot,” which literally means wind cape, signifies their efforts to create the new world of free sounds just like that uninhibited wind freely moving from the coastal high land into the sea.
Baramgot | Chaeollim
Tori Ensemble was selected at the 2010 PAMS Showcase and was invited to 2010 WOMEX opening concert, and is now planning to perform in the 2011,2012 WOMAD(UK,AUS,NZ) Showcase. Tori World Project had the world premiere of “Five Directions” at Asia Society (2008, New York) and Freer Gallery (2008, Smithonian Museum, Washington D.C). The Washington Post has acclaimed them- "a work that reinvents traditional music with such authenticity, power and originality is astounding" (Washington Post 2008. 11). This was followed by a series of successful performance at Kay Art Hall (2008, New York), The Stone (2008, New York), Merkin Hall (World Music Institute present, 2009, New York), The Roulette (2009, New York), Crossroads Music (2009, Philadelphia), RASA centre for World Cultures(2011, Utrecht in Netherland), BIMHUIS(2011, Amsterdam in Netherland), Sendesaal-Bremen(2011, Bremen in Germany),US Tour (2011,December).
HEO Yoon-jeong (Geomun-go)
KANG Kwon-soon (Vocal)
MIN Young-chi (daeguem, janggu)
LEE Suk-joo (Piri)
Tori Ensemble | The South