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Tacit Group and Gazaebal return to the Coronet

Tacit Group appeared in 2022’s “Tiger is Coming” Korean arts festival at Notting Hill’s Coronet Theatre, performing in the studio space behind the stage. They return for two distinct performances and a workshop, this time on the Coronet’s main stage.

Tacit Group and Gazaebal return to the Coronet

Date: Friday 22 March - Saturday 23 March 2024
Venue:
Coronet Theatre | 103 Notting Hill Gate | London W11 3LB | | [Map]

Tickets: £20-£30 | Buy tickets here
  • 22 March, 7:30pm: Gazaebal - Un/readable Sound | Book tickets
  • 23 March, 7:30pm: Tacit Group - Tacit.perform [Best] | Book tickets
  • 23 March, 11am: Tacit Group - Workshop | Book tickets
Book tickets to both Un/readable Sound and Tacit.perform[Best] and get 20% off the total. The discount will be applied automatically when tickets are purchased for both shows in a single transaction.

Immersive audio-visual pioneers Tacit Group and their co-founder Gazaebal present two special concerts showcasing their spectacular synthesis of sound and visual art.

Tacit Group playing Tetris

Each night artists from Tacit Group use a live mix of mathematical coding and computer programming to produce an utterly unique and compelling event. Their algorithmic art has echoes of the concept of synesthesia: “we love the idea that the audience can ‘see’ the music”, says Tacit co-founder Gazaebal.

Tacit Group is an audio-visual group founded in 2008 with a vision of creating new art for the 21st century. Based in Seoul but working globally, the group comprises composer Jaeho Chang and electronic musician Gazaebal (Lee Jinwon). With audio-visual art as its core content, Tacit Group has expanded in a contemporary and experimental way in multimedia performances, interactive installations, and music installations.

22 March, 7:30pm: Gazaebal – Un/readable Sound

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Tacit Group co-founder and pioneer of Korean electronic music Gazaebal presents Un/readable Sound, the first of two intimate gigs as part of Tacit.perform[Best].

Gazaebal

A cinematic visual and aural explosion, Un/readable Sound is an emotional journey through the life of the artist, inspired by his Korean childhood and his time in New York.

This stunning immersive experience combining video design created in Unreal Engine and a live sound score created on stage using analogue modular synthesisers was selected as the Work of the Year in the music category by the Korean Art Council.

I want people to experience sound, not music, a time-line that creates experience and is a picture of that moment” – Gazaebal

Gazaebal is a pioneer of Korean electronic music, who has expanded his musical spectrum as a sound engineer, DJ, K-pop producer and media artist. He released a techno album titled Mull, and became the first Korean to top Tune In, a techno music chart. He co-founded Tacit Group, and works globally as a media artist.

Artist: Jinwon Lee | Visual Artist: Chohyun Joon | Technician: Alex Griffiths | Writer and Tour Manager: Choisung Lin | Technical Assistant: Dahee Park | Producer: Yujeong Choi

23 March, 7:30pm: Tacit Group – Tacit.perform [Best]

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Audio-visual pioneers Tacit Group present Tacit.perform [Best].

Tacit Group

Three members of Tacit Group share the space with three autonomous computers to present unique variations of well-known pieces including Steve Reich’s Drumming as well as pieces from Tacit Group’s back catalogue such as System 2 and Game Over.

Tacit’s sound performances push new boundaries, constantly reinventing the interface between artist and computer to produce work that grows as new technologies emerge.

Tacit Group is an audio-visual group founded in 2008 with a vision of creating new art for the 21st century. Based in Seoul but working globally, the group comprises composer Jaeho Chang and electronic musician Gazaebal (Lee Jinwon). With audio-visual art as its core content, Tacit Group has expanded in a contemporary and experimental way in multimedia performances, interactive installations, and music installations. Representative works such as Hun-Min-Jeong-AkGame OverMorse Kung Kung, combine a systematic worldview weaved through intuitive materials and technology inspired by normal everyday activities such as games and text chatting. In particular, works that utilize the beauty and communication power of characters are among their most striking.

Tacit Group have played in a number prestigious venues such as the Lincoln Center in New York, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Korea, Nam June Paik Art Center, Aarhus Festival in Denmark, Stereolux in Nantes in France, NYU Abu Dhabi, and Space (the most historical architect group in Korea).

Artist: Jinwon Lee | Player: Dahee Park | Visual Artist: Chohyun Joon | Technician: Alex Griffiths | Producer: Yujeong Choi | Writer and Tour Manager: Choisung Lin

23 March, 11am: Tacit Group – Workshop

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Tacit / Gazaebal

Alongside the highly anticipated return of Tacit Group, The Coronet Theatre is excited to present an exclusive opportunity to explore Tacit’s unique synthesis of sound and visual art.

This 90 minute workshop aims to broaden participants’ understanding of what music can be, challenging traditional boundaries and encouraging creative exploration. The workshop will cover:

  • Introduction to Experimental Music: Brief overview of composers like John Cage and their unconventional works.
  • Tacit Group’s Philosophy: Exploration of the principles behind Tacit Group’s innovative performances, emphasizing the blend of technology and music.
  • Interactive Sessions: Participants engage with concepts like algorithmic composition and the use of software in music creation.
  • Performance and Participation: A focused session on Tacit Group’s “GAME OVER,” culminating in a hands-on group performance or simulation.

Suitable for: Music enthusiasts of all ages with a curiosity for the boundaries of music. No specific skill level is required; the workshop is designed to be accessible to both novices and those with some musical background.

As the content of the workshop is directly linked to the performances, this event is exclusively available to Tacit Group & Gazaebal ticket holders in order to ensure all participants get the most out of this opportunity.

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