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K-music 2020 online: Sinnoi

The second online concert in the Critics’ Choice strand brings us the innovative trio Sinnoi.

Critics’ Choice II: Sinnoi

Wednesday 11 November, 7pm
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A unique presence on the jazz scene, Sinnoi has a minimalist composition with rich, deep musical interplay of improvised and delicate exchanges. Sinnoi was formed by Bora Kim, a master of Gyeonggi folk songs and Korean classical court music, and Lee Wonsool, double bass player. Combined with the skills of electronic ambient sound artist Haihm, who performed at Café OTO last year with the visual artist Bongsu Park, Sinnoi reach new styles of music that can transcend genres and ages. Pansori, jazz, and modern electronic forces combine to create a truly outstanding and original sound.

The performance that Sinnoi will present for K-Music Critics’ Choice is The New Path, demonstrating a unique combination of Korean traditional music-based vocals, jazz bass and ambient sound. All the songs are composed by the three artists and this collaboration has a sanjo-like improvisation. The performance was part of the National Intangible Heritage Center’s 2020 Culture Day programme.

‘Sinnoi~pansori are a wonderful surprise. Just watch this unique trio become a live and viral cult presence across the globe over the next decade. They flawlessly bring together minimalism, shamanic music, jazz, electronic sound art and a sprinkling of pansori.’
Max Reinhardt (Soho Radio, BBC Radio 3, BBC World Service Presenter)

Full online programme details are available at and

(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.

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