Kim Hyelim in The Third Orchestra @Barbican

There’s not much Korean-ness about this event, but it’s going to be so good that it’s worth bringing to your attention given the amazing work that Peter Wiegold does with Club Inégales – about which I’ve enthused on several occasions over the past couple of years. Kim Hyelim (pictured) is one of 22 performers taking part:

The Third Orchestra

Saturday 16 February 2019, performances at 3pm and 7:30pm
The Pit | Level -2 | Barbican Centre | Silk Street | London EC2Y 8DS | Get tickets

Hyelim Kim: 3rd orchestra

Imagine an orchestra without boundaries, with players from all over the world drawing from a wealth of global musical traditions and languages – and discover The Third Orchestra.

Following a week of intensive workshops, a new ensemble present their first performances, from formal structure, to improvisation, to electronica. Peter Wiegold is the catalyst, filling the intimate underground setting of the Pit with music that transcends genre, creating its own landscape of sonic exploration and groove, and pulling together the talents of individual voices such as Hyelim Kim, Alice Zawadzki, Max Baillie and Shri.

A keen musical explorer, Wiegold has engaged with numerous forms of non-Western music-making across his career, and has worked musicians as diverse as folk singer Sam Lee, the Chinese Silk String Quartet, and musicians from Uzbekistan for a project with BBC Proms. Currently, Peter is the director of freewheeling performance venue Club Inégales welcoming many different musicians to collaborate with his band.

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