Music

Event news: Musicians from Korea and Japan at Club Inegales

by Events Editor 3 April 2017
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As part of the two-day conference at SOAS, there will be one of Club Inégales’ special evenings of musical improvisation featuring musicians from Korea and Japan: Presence though Sound: Elements of Asia Yi Ji-young (gayagum) – Korea Hyelim Kim (taegum flute) – Korea Jihye Kim (changgo) – Korea Kiku Day (shakuhachi) – Japan + Notes […]

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Event news: Minjung Baek piano recital in Petersham

by Events Editor 1 April 2017
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Notice of a recital near Richmond on Passion Sunday. MinJung Baek – piano Sunday 2nd April 2017, 7:30pm The Dysart, 135 Petersham Road, Petersham, Surrey TW10 7AA, www.thedysartpetersham.co.uk Beethoven – Sonata No.32 in c minor Chopin – Waltz Op.34 No.1 – Ballad No.1 in g minor Granados – Goyescas No.5 Rachmaninoff – 3rd mvt from Sonata […]

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Event news: Korean Sounds – East Meet West: Spring

by Events Editor 29 March 2017
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The KCC is again running a series of concerts at Kings Place this year. Great venue. The first is on 12 April: Korean Sounds – East Meet West: Spring  with the Members from London Philharmonic Orchestra & Court Music Orchestra of the National Gugak Center Wednesday 12 April, 7.30pm Kings Place, Hall One, 90 York Way, London, N1 […]

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Event news: KCC’s March House Concert

by Events Editor 19 March 2017
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News of the KCC House Concert for March: KCC March House Concert Tuesday 28 March, 7pm Reception Hall, KCCUK Free entry but booking is required. To reserve your place, please RSVP to info@kccuk.org.uk Designed to support UK based Korean musicians, the KCC House Concert is a new performing arts programme at the Korean Cultural Centre […]

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Event news: Grace Kim + Rusty Filament @ Cargo

by Events Editor 13 March 2017
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Those of you who came along to the opening night of the Korean Artists Association residency in January this year will have enjoyed the three-song set performed by Rusty Filament. There’s another chance to hear them, this Saturday in Shoreditch, along with the wonderful Grace Kim, an R&B singer based in Liverpool. Brin’it Sound’s First […]

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LKL’s evening with Zion.T in Kentish Town

by Philip Gowman 19 February 2017
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On the very rare occasions when I go to a big popular music concert I usually end up wondering why. A couple of years ago I queued for ages to get into the cheap seats (£77) for Big Bang’s gig in Wembley Arena. At least they didn’t have a support act, and worked hard to […]

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Event news: the first KCC House Concert of the year is with Joo Yeon Sir

by Events Editor 15 February 2017
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The KCC has been holding an open call for Korean musicians to perform in their series of “House Concerts”. That application period closes on 19 February. In the meanwhile, a supremely talented duo will be giving the first recital of the year: KCC House Concert: Joo Yeon Sir (violin), Irina Andrievsky (piano) Tues 21 Feb, […]

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Tickets still available for Zion.T’s concert on 17 Feb

by Events Editor 12 February 2017
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At the time of writing, tickets are still available for Zion.T’s concert on 17 February. His latest album was released earlier this month, and is available on iTunes. You can catch some tracks from the support act, Choice 37, on SoundCloud. More details on the Cult of Ya’s event page. Zion.T in London O2 Forum […]

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Event news: an evening concert by Korean musicians at the Royal Academy of Music

by Events Editor 4 February 2017
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News of a concert by some of the Korean musicians studying at the Royal Academy of Music: UK x Korea 8 February 2017, 7pm David Josefowitz Recital Hall Royal Academy of Music | Marylebone Road | London NW1 5HT Performed by Korean Students of the Royal Academy of Music Concert Programme: J. Haydn London Trio […]

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Event news: a Sungji Hong flute premiere, at the RCM

by Events Editor 19 January 2017
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Coming up tomorrow, a premiere performance of new flute work by Korean composer Sungji Hong. The Royal College of Music website bills it as Concerto for alto flute and chamber ensemble; the composer’s website calls it Transfiguration for alto flute and chamber ensemble with electronics. Carla Rees plays alto flute with the Manon Quartet and […]

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The reviews of ZICO’s London gig

by Philip Gowman 12 January 2017
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The general verdict is that ZICO’s 5 January gig in Camden was 40 minutes of excellence, but as for the rest of it, well it wasn’t what people paid for. A couple of vlogs below, first from KpopSteve: and second from GZBKarma: … and a couple of reviews – from KondaKorea | MACG Magazine | […]

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K-music review: Darkness Poomba at The Place, Euston

by Philip Gowman 22 December 2016
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For the final event of K-Music 2016 we were introduced to the first UK visit of Modern Table headed by the multi-talented Kim Jae-duk, who choreographed the work as well as being an integral member of the dance troupe, though much of the time he was also front of stage singing or playing various wind […]

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Gig review: Asian Chairshot + Danpyunsun and the Sailors @ RichMix

by 앤서방 20 December 2016
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앤서방 reviews the second of 2016’s K-music festival gigs at Rich Mix  Each year I look forward to visits from Korean indie musicians to the UK. Starting with ska-punk rabble rousers Crying Nut’s thrilling London show in 2006, over the years we have been treated to some of the most interesting, exciting and original acts: […]

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Event news: Korean Sounds Christmas Concert, at Kings Place

by Events Editor 28 November 2016
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The final Korean Sounds concert of the year brings some seasonal music into the programme: Korean Sounds – Christmas Concert Wednesday, 7 December 2016 – 7:30pm Hall Two | King’s Place | 90 York Way | London N1 9AG | www.kingsplace.co.uk Book tickets Daeung Baek Monggeumpo Taryeong for Five Instruments Byungki Hwang Soyeopsanbang for Geomungo […]

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Liberation Day gets international premiere at IDFA

by Philip Gowman 24 November 2016
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Morten Traavik, the man who brought us a North Korean accordion quintet covering a Norwegian synthpop track, now gives us a documentary about a Slovenian art-rock band performing versions of songs from The Sound of Music in North Korea. Read a review of the “documentary musical” Liberation Day in the Guardian. More info on Morten […]

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K-indie on BBC World Service

by Philip Gowman 20 November 2016
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Bernie Cho of DFSB Kollective (@DFSB_Kollective) presented a 50-minute programme for BBC World Service Radio this weekend highlighting some of the freshest indie sounds from Korea. Bernie interviews all the musicians and we get a few videos as well on the BBC website. The playlist is as follows: Goonam: Jangdan, from their 2011 album Woojung […]

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Gig Review: Kyungso Park and Andy Sheppard in the Albert Hall’s Elgar Room

by Philip Gowman 9 November 2016
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Recent collaborations between British and Korean musicians have not always been successful. A planned experiment between jazz trumpeter Guy Barker and Samulnori founder Kim Duk-soo never happened because the latter went awol when Barker came to visit. Instead, having already been booked for the 2008 Dano Festival in Trafalgar Square, Barker appeared briefly on stage […]

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