K-film followers may know Uhuhboo Project (어어부 프로젝트) from the soundtrack of Park Chan-wook’s short film Night Fishing and his earlier feature Sympathy for Mr Vengeance, and the Project’s Baik Hyunjhin was in town last year for a performance at his solo art show at 43 Inverness Street. Uhuhboo was founded by Baik together with Jang Young-gyu – known for his film music and collaboration with choreographer Ahn Eun-mi – and Won Il. They are the second act in June’s K-music festival:
K-Music: Uhuhboo Project + Pere Ubu
Sunday 16 June, 7:30PM
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9NL
Long-standing pioneers of avant-garde Korean pop music, Uhuhboo Project take to the Scala stage as part of the K-Music 2013 Festival. Uhuhboo Project, one of choreographer Pina Bausch’s favourite bands, and Korean film director Park Chan-Wook raved about the group, who’ve retained an underground reputation in Korea.
“Uhuhboo Project’s music is simply impressive.” Choreographer Pina Bausch
Also on the bill at this concert are Pere Ubu who, since their formation in the mid-1970s, have been changing the face of rock music, redefining the art of cult; and who have refined the voice of the outsider; inspiring the likes of Joy Division, Pixies, Bauhaus, Thomas Dolby and many more. With their latest album, Lady from Shanghai, gaining a 4* review in The Independent these two bands will complement each other perfectly in a showcase of the unexpected.
Ubu are generally regarded as the missing link between the Velvets and punk. From the beginning they obviously understood the nuts and bolts of popular music, and then loosened them. Joe Cushley, MOJO
Pere Ubu are onstage at 7.45, followed by Uhuhboo Project at 9pm.