GAMIN & CHA SEUNGMIN
Sept. 13, 2017
Studio Z: 275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200, St. Paul
$10 advance / $15 at the door
“trad/mod” is a new series of occasional concerts at Studio Z that will feature innovative musicians from around the world who are keeping their traditions alive by transforming them in new and exciting ways. The first concert, on Wednesday, September 13, will feature two young musicians from South Korea: Gamin, playing piri, taepyongso, and saenghwang (double reed instruments), and Cha Seungmin, playing daegum (bamboo flute). They will be joined by members of the Twin Cities improvised music community. The performance will be at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
The next performance in the trad/mod series will be Sunday, October 8, 7:30 pm, and will feature Brazilian pandeiro virtuoso Sergio Krakowski.
Gamin is a yisuja of the Important Intangible Cultural Asset No. 46 for piri and daechita. Gamin is one of the most celebrated piri, taepyeongso (Korean traditional oboe family) and saengwhang (ancient wind-blow instrument) performers in Korea today. From 2000 to 2010, she was a member and assistant principal player of the Contemporary Gukak Orchestra at the National Gukak Center, the hub for training and preserving Korean traditional music. Today, she experiments and expands her musical realm to interdisciplinary projects in collaboration with international artists. She was a recipient of residency program grant from the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and Asian Cultural Council (ACC) of Rockefeller Foundation, has toured for lecture concerts at Harvard University, Dartmouth University, University of Pennsylvania and etc. She received her DMA in traditional music at Seoul National University and published book “Advanced Techinuqes of PIRI” by Minsokwon, in Seoul.
Emerging as one of the most influential experimental Daegeum (Korean transverse bamboo flute) artists, Seungmin Cha was trained in traditional music and its discourse. A graduate of the School of Music at Seoul National University, Ms. Cha has developed her career as a solo Daegeum artist, the director of her music ensemble Shiro as well as composer. She is performing both solo and in bands as part of the indie music scene of Seoul’s Hongdae neighborhood. Her performances incorporate traditional (jeongga and minyo), indie, experimental elements. You can see the evolution of Gugak (Korean traditional music) through her as a traditional music performer, who is at the same time, a contemporary composer and independent musician in the underground scene. She received a prestigious Asian Cultural Council fellowship in 2016 and is currently living in NYC until October with ACC’s support.
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