Performing Arts Market in Seoul is an annual global performing arts platform primarily pursues international distribution channel for the Korea’s performing arts to the world. PAMS Choice is a program introducing selected exceptional works of performing arts.
It has long been a tradition for mothers in Korea to pray to the gods for their families’ well-being, offering a bowl of fresh water as ritual food.
“May flowers bloom from our precious family’s footprints and sweet scents radiate from their words. May we be as pure as cool water and always take the straight and narrow path”.
How wonderful would it be if everyone lived with the hearts of our mothers. Baraji wants to portray a mother’s never-ending love and devotion with baraji music. We want to extend a mother’s love for her family to those who are weary and burdened from this world, so that they may be comforted.
Based on the rhythm of Korean music, Korean Breath presents an improvisation of both jazz and Korean traditional music. It projects the traditional idea of ‘breath’ as a musical element. While retaining the existing improvisational aspect of the group, in Korean Breath, SE:UM attempts diverse variations upon the refined composition and musical texture.