Kyungso Park returns to London with her new ensemble, a collaboration with saxophonist Shin Hyunpil.
Kyungso Park: SB Circle + Hey String
Tuesday 29 October 2019, 7:45pm
Southbank Centre / Purcell Room | Belvedere Road | London SE1 8XX
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A Southbank Centre takeover pushing gayageum to its limits
Kyungso Park is a composer who plays the zither-like gayageum and who freely breaks down the borders between traditional and contemporary music. K-Music 2016 saw her collaborating with British saxophonist, Andy Sheppard in ‘an engrossing improvisational encounter.’ (The Guardian)
She returns with her new band, SB Circle, combining jazz, electronic and traditional Korean music with fellow established musicians Shin Hyunpil (saxophone, keys), Seo Young-do (bass) and Christian Moran (drums) in a myriad of folk, improvisation and filmic music. Their paths now flow and meld in their debut release Topology
The night opens with a British debut of female gayageum trio Hey String, pushing beyond the limitations of traditional performance in a full force of interplaying melodies and rhythms to create enthralling soundscapes.