Into the Light, MUSIC OF KOREA is to introduce Korean traditional music to international audiences.
“Bringing together hard-hitting electric guitars and drums with traditional Korean instruments, Jambinai yields ferocious sonic landscapes that are equally unsettling and uplifting. The three instruments - known as piri, geomungo, and haegeum - channel traditional Korean music as well as Western post rock. All that said, the sounds on Jambinai’s 2012 album, “Différance" go beyond those influences.” –SXSW.com
“This band plays a fascinating, entirely original brand of post-rock music through the use of various traditional Korean instruments. This is the kind of music that is a breath of fresh air for someone who loves post-rock, but is tired of the lack of progression the genre seems to be plagued by.” –Sputnikmusic
“One of the most unique bands in the(Korean) underground scene …” – The Jeju Weekly
“Highly recommended for adventurous music listeners.” – Init_Music
JAMBINAI｜TIME OF EXTINCTION
JAMBINAI｜TIME OF EXTINCTION (Video)
Park plays the Piri(a bamboo oboe), the Yanggeum(a dulcimer) and the Saenghwang(a pipe organ played as a wind instrument), while Jungmin Seo uses the unusual Gayageum, a 25-string zither. The group’s music is not limited by any particular notes, and musical phrases are adapted to the each member’s individual breathing capacity.
숨[suːm]｜Neo Shinbanggok (Video)
Given this diverse background, Choi’s musical style spans the boundaries of rock, folk, jazz, contemporary, classical and world music, among others. At present, her musical resume includes completing a two-month of Europe(2012) and various music festivals in Korea, winning Japan’s Fuji TV “Asia Versus” competition(2013) and having performed at U.K.’s expansive Glastonbury Festival(2014, 2015).
Gonne Choi｜Sailor's song
Gonne Choi｜Sailor's song (Video)
She has given concerts throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, and has made released five albums, including the LP “Dung-tta(2011)” and the deluxe edition of her newest single “Be My Neighbor(2014)”. Through these various artistic collaborations, Park has asserted herself as a leading, dynamic force in Korean musical culture.
Kyungso Park｜Be My Neighbor (Video)
The ensemble strives to identify aspects of these traditional pieces that will resonate most with contemporary audiences, which can be found in various aspects of the genre, including vocal, percussion, instrumental and theatrical components. By polishing and reconstructing these elements, Baraji sincerely hopes to contribute to making the world a better place to live through its musical output.
Baraji｜Beasohn, Song of prayer (Video)
Since its debut in 2010, Coreyah has been expanding its musical domain by actively blurring the distinction between traditional and contemporary popular music. In 2011, the band was invited to perform at the Belgian world music festival “Sfinx Mixed,” which launched their four-city European tour. In 2013, Coreyah received the highest mark at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and since then, the group has gone on to perform in Australia, Singapore, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Qatar and Oman. The band is thus active both at home and abroad.
Coreyah｜Let’s Make a Feast
Black String｜Mask Dance (Video)
More than providing mere "incidental" scores, Jeong Ga Ak Hoe draws upon the ancient traditions of Korean musical art, adding narrative, recitation, dance and video to create a ritualistic, genre-defying space where past, present and future coexist simultaneously, both preserving and transforming the musical heritage of their ancestors.Moreover, noticing similar characteristics between pansori(a Korean genre of musical storytelling) and flamenco, the group had been frequently visiting Spain over the past two years as a means of learning how to fuse these Korean and Spanish musical traditions. The result has been a series of collaborations on musical theater performances with members of the local community, an experiment that presents the essence of multiculturalism in a way that transcends time and culture.
Jeong Ga Ak Hoe｜Alio Ver.1
Jeong Ga Ak Hoe｜Alio Ver.1