‘Beyond Taegŭm’ Lecture Concert with Hyelim Kim
Tuesday, 17 September 2013 from 18:45 to 20:00 (BST)
London, United Kingdom
Taegŭm performer, composer and researcher, Hyelim Kim, is opening new possibilities for Korean music by using the taegŭm. The taegŭm, a horizontal bamboo flute,is considered one of the most representative of Korea’s traditional instruments. Kim is receiving attention for taking a leading role in breathing new life into Korean traditional music. She was selected as Pioneering Artist by the Korean Arts Council and Kumho Young Artist. She was also awarded the New York Omi Residency and was invited as a musician for a live session on BBC Radio 3’s celebrated Late Junction. In her research, Kim systematically charts Korean traditional music as a PhD student SOAS, University of London. This lecture concert at Asia house features diverse repertories from traditional to contemporary compositions to explain the way that Korean traditional music has been recontextualized in a contemporary and increasingly globalized world.
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