Thursday February 13, 2014, 7 PM at the Korean Cultural Service NY

The Korean Cultural Service New York is proud to present the Multidisciplinary performance <Gamin> by Gamin Ensemble as one of the 2013-2014 OPEN STAGE performance series.

Gamin, Sound Artist and Korean Traditional Instruments Musician, had a solo recital concert, “Gamin’s Piri, Meet the World!” at Bennett Media Studio in New York in 2011. Under the same concept of connecting the old (traditional music) and new (contemporary music & dance), and also different cultural originality, this performance will feature more diversity in her musical instruments, such as Piri, Taepyeongso, and Saenghwang, meeting the new experimental languages of contemporary music and dance. This performance aims to introduce the vibrancy and diversity of Korean traditional music by working with other disciplines including Jazz, Classical, Contemporary music and Contemporary dance. Gamin’s performance will contribute towards creating new works and collaborations with other world artists. This group will show that traditional music is not limited in one’s nationality or ethnicity but can be combined with other genres in different parts of the world.

Gamin is one of the most celebrated Gukak, or Korean Traditional Music artist in Korea. She is a versatile musician that she plays piri(Korean double reed instrument), taepyeongso (Korean traditional oboe family), saengwhang(ancient wind-blow instrument). From a young age, she began training in music and from 2000 to 2010, she was a member and assistant principal musician of the Contemporary Gukak Orchestra at the National Gukak Center, the hub for training and preserving Korean traditional music.

Gamin recently expanded her musical performance into world music, incorporating music forms from other countries and collaborating other genres. Through experiences from New York artist residency (2011-2012) and ISIM’s cross-cultural music performances (July 1, 2013), Gamin realized that creating world-class music requires continuously working with diverse musicians from around the world who are interested in a culture exchange. She pursues to preserve Korean traditional music, as well as revive the music to develop new forms. New works will be continuously developed to create a new concept of world-class performance that best represents her music attracts audiences around the world.

<Gamin> will be a free performance, but RSVP is required. Please reserve your seat through the Korean Cultural Service NY’s website at www.koreanculture.org and direct all related inquiries to 212-759-9550 (ext. 210) or email performingarts@koreanculture.org.

2013 - 2014 OPEN STAGE <Gamin> Information

Title: Gamin
Date & Time: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 7 PM
Location: Korean Cultural Service NY (460 Park Ave. 6th Floor, NYC)
Performance Time: 60 minutes
Performers: Gamin Ensemble
Gamin: Sounds Artist & Musician (piri, taepyeongso, saenghwang)
Elliott Sharp: Composer, Performer, Multi-instrumentalist
Dancer: Jee Yoon Hong


Program:
Act I. Traditional Korean Music
Sangryungsan
Piri Sanjo
Taepyeongmu Sinawi

Act II. Metamorphose
Interdisciplinary artwork that combines sounds & movements

Act III. Cross-Cultural Improvisation
Ensemble with western instruments


Performance Note:
Gamin, Sound Artist and Korean Traditional Instruments Musician, had a solo recital concert, “Gamin’s Piri, Meet the World!” at Bennett Media Studio in New York in 2011. Under the same concept of connecting the old (traditional music) and new (contemporary music & dance), and also different cultural originality, this performance will feature more diversity in her musical instruments, such as Piri, Taepyeongso, and Saenghwang, meeting the new experimental languages of contemporary music and dance. This performance aims to introduce the vibrancy and diversity of Korean traditional music by working with other disciplines including Jazz, Classical, Contemporary music and Contemporary dance. Gamin’s performance will contribute towards creating new works and collaborations with other world artists. This group will show that traditional music is not limited in one’s nationality or ethnicity but can be combined with other genres in different parts of the world.