Ethnomusicologist and performer Hyelim Kim will perform a taegŭm (Korean flute) recital, accompanied by Cholong Sung on the kayagŭm (Korean zither).
The taegŭm is a Korean traditional bamboo flute, which has been played in Korean court and folk cultures as well as a wide range of contemporary setting. Kim will show the tradition and modernity of Korean music through the unique sounds of this ancient instrument.
As composer and taegŭm (Korean flute) soloist, Kim has been performing professionally since 2000 specialising in traditional repertoire and various cross-over genres. She has produced five recordings and performed numerous solo recitals around the world. She is a regular member of the Third Orchestra (Barbican Centre) and the London-based contemporary band Club Inégales. Based on her belief that Korean heritage can act as an artistic inspiration for the contemporary and cosmopolitan environment of the UK, Kim has set up and leads the music and dance group, the Shilla Ensemble.
Hyelim Kim is also currently a research fellow at the Bath Spa University. She obtained her PhD in ethnomusicology from SOAS in 2014, where her dissertation was on the practice-as-research of Korean traditional music.
The World’s Music at Oxford – Hyelim Kim Taegŭm Recital
Friday 17 May 2019, 7:30 – 9:00pm
The Barn | St John’s College | St Giles | Oxford OX1 3JP
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