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19
May 2018
Saturday
8:30 PM
NFM, Red Hall
Plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław
World Music | Black String – Mask Dance
Performers:

Black String:
Yoon Jeong Heo – geomun-go; six-string zither
Jean Oh – guitars, electronics
Aram Lee – daegeum, yanggeum
Min Wang Hwang – voice, janggu, percussion

Programme:

Mask Dance

Black String / fot. Seung Yull Nah

The Borderless Contemporary music band, Black String, was founded in the 2011 Korea-UK cultural exchange program titled the "UK Connection" project. The band consists of Yoon Jeong Heo (Geomun-go), Aram Lee (Daegum & Yanggeum), Jean Oh (Jazz guitar) and Min Wang Hwang (vocal, percussion). The band made its debut at the Jarasum Internatonal Jazz Festival (Korea) and the London Jazz Festival (UK) in 2012 collaborating with UK artists; Tim Garland (Saxes), John Turville (Piano/Keys), Asaf Sirkis (Drums) and Gwilym Simcock (Piano). Since then the band has been expanding their musical horizons by teaming up with prominent Korean artists.

Black String aims to find a new sound that can internalize a variety of musical expressions within traditional music while harmonizing with expressions found in world music. This new sound will be reinterpreted by artists who embrace traditional music as well as jazz, and reflect on composed and improvised creations. The product especially attempts to create a unique language through Asian intuition and improvisation as an important aspect of traditional Korean music and its musical language. The music of Black String, based on Korean musical traditions, offers a fresh, new sound to audiences, as well as an experience that broadens the appreciation of the world music audiences by presenting an “ancient” tradition within a modern setting.

The leader of Black String, Yoon Jeong Heo, is especially interested in expanding the possibilities of the Geomun-go and the bringing together of different genres ranging from traditional Korean music to contemporary music and virtuosic improvisation. Furthermore, she is a founder and leader of the world music project band the “Tori Ensemble” which appeared at the 2010 PAMS Showcase and was invited to the 2010 WOMEX (opening concert), 2011 WOMAD UK, 2012 WOMAD AU, and 2012 WOMAD NZ. Black String is a derivative of the “Tori Ensemble” in many regards.

 

Tickets:
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  • VIP
50 PLN
Normal
  • Normal ticket
  • Reduced ticket
30 PLN
20 PLN

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The National Forum of Music, plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław, co-managed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, City of Wrocław and Lower Silesian Province, registered in Rejestr Instytucji Kultury run by the City of Wrocław as RIK 38/2014.

Patrons:

Wdrożenie e-usług w Filharmonii im. Witolda Lutosławskiego we Wrocławiu - etap 2 współfinansowany jest przez Unię Europejską ze środków Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach Regionalnego Programu Operacyjnego dla województwa dolnośląskiego na lata 2007 - 2013 oś priorytetowa 6. Wykorzystanie i promocja potencjału turystycznego o kulturalnego Dolnego Śląska (Turystyka i Kultura), działanie 6.5. Działania wspierające infrastrukturę turystyczną i kulturową.