Tuesday, December 1, 2009
'Sori Art' Sound Art performance -LOOP gallery, Hongdae, Sat Dec 5, 2009
Hyelim Kim & Leah Barclay
Saturday December 5th 6.30pm
Loop Media Center 3F
Alternative Space Loop
‘Sori Art’ is a new collaboration between Master Taegum artist Hyelim Kim and innovative Australian composer Leah Barclay. The concert will feature six new electroacoustic works fusing Korean traditional music with the infinite possibilities of technology.
Short Bio _Hyelim Kim
A native of Korea, Hyelim Kim is a pioneer musician/composer in fusion music developing a new aspect of Korean traditional music in taegum (Korean traditional flute) performance, improvisation and composition. She earned a BA and an MA in Korean traditional music at Seoul National University, which is her original resource of musical inspiration. Upon graduating, she was recommended as an excellent performer to enter the “Nationwide Korean Traditional Music Concert for New Performers”. She has been appointed as Young Artist from the Korean council in 2009 and Kumho Cultural Foundation in 2006. Along with the practical activities, Hyelim Kim has a further commitment to explore the way Korean music has interacted with various kinds of music to make a new heterogeneous musical culture by doing a PhD at the University of Sydney. www.hyelimkim.com
Leah Barclay is an award winning Australian interdisciplinary artist. She was the recipient of the 2009 Asialink Performing Artist Residency for Korea and is based at art center nabi for three months developing a series of works integrating traditional music and modern technology. Her current work explores hybrid media and experimental sonic languages fusing the spontaneity of live performance with the infinite possibilities of technology. Since graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, she has performed, published and produced commissioned works across Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, India and Korea. www.leahbarclay.com
This concert is supported by Alternative Space Loop, Art Center Nabi, The Korean Art Council, Arts Queensland, The Australia Council for the Arts and Asialink.