Jessica Hyun Jin Kim with LI YILEI at Cafe Oto

Coming up at Cafe Oto in May: Jessica Hyun Jin Kim X LI YILEI £10 | £8 Advance | £6 Members | Buy tickets Thursday 2 May 2019, 7.30pm Cafe OTO | 18–22 Ashwin Street | Dalston | London E8 3DL | www.cafeoto.co.uk Great double-header from London-based artists Jessica Hyun Jin Kim and Li Yilei. […]

Three Labyrinths: Donghoon Shin UK premiere

Donghoon Shin is having a productive time for premieres at the moment. Two in March, and now this: Three Labyrinths Date: Tue 2nd Apr, 2019 Time: 7.00pm Venue: City, University of London (EC1V 4PB) The Riot Ensemble presents the UK premieres of pieces by Georgia Rodgers, Aaron Einbond and Donghoon Shin, commissioned following the ensemble’s […]

Okkyung Lee residency at Cafe Oto

Thursday 28 March 2019, 7.30pm | Tickets Okkyung Lee & Matana Roberts + Okkyung Lee / Jerome Noetinger (Duo) Friday 29 March 2019, 7.30pm | Tickets Okkyung Lee / Rashad Becker (Duo) + Okkyung Lee / Nadia Ratsimandresy (Duo) Saturday 30 March 2019, 7.30pm | Tickets Okkyung Lee (Solo) + Okkyung Lee / Pat Thomas […]

Zadie Xa: A Sojourn Through Saturn and Across the Southern Sea

Browsing the Kingston School of Art and Stanley Picker Gallery websites today for background on their recent exhibition of Korean-inspired fashion and embroidery, I came across something I wasn’t expecting. In a zone of Kingston University’s website called Cold Protein is a series of podcasts of artists’ sound works, conceived to be experienced in specific […]

World Premiere: Donghoon Shin’s Kafka’s Dream

The second Donghoon Shin world premiere this month is Kafka’s Dream, a commission for the London Symphony Orchestra via the Panufnik Composers Scheme, generously supported by Lady Hamlyn and The Helen Hamlyn Trust. LSO Futures Sunday 24 Mar 2019 6.00pm – 8.30pm Barbican Hall, London | Book tickets DAVID LANG the public domain * (UK premiere) […]

Wu Wei premieres Donghoon Shin’s Sheng Concerto

Donghoon Shin has two world premieres this month. The first is with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group: Murmurs Music dissolving borders, and the world premiere of BCMG Apprentice Composer-in-Residence Donghoon Shin’s Sheng Concerto Thursday 21 March 2019, 7.30pm | Book tickets CBSO Centre | Berkley Street | Birmingham B1 2LF | cbso.co.uk As the world […]

Hyelim Kim and Jo Lawrence play Club Inégales

After the amazing performances at the Barbican in February by the Third Orchestra, Peter Wiegold’s team of players reconvene in the more intimate Euston location for a season in March: Club Inégales presents: Hyelim Kim and Jo Lawrence Thursday 7th March 2019, 7pm – 10:30pm Club Inégales, 180 North Gower Street, NW1 2NB Time: Doors […]

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 […]

Serpentine Park Nights feature Yaeji

Park Nights, the Serpentine’s annual series of experimental and interdisciplinary encounters, returns this summer to present eight international artists each responding to the 2018 Serpentine Pavilion designed by the award-winning architect Frida Escobedo. Sadly the evening featuring Korean-American musician Yaeji is now sold out, but here are the details for the record: Park Nights 2018: […]

Hyelim Kim: Taegŭm in Motion

Hot on the heels of her Sonics concert at St Ethelburga’s last month, Hyelim Kim announces another recital in Southwark: Hyelim Kim Taegŭm Recital: Taegŭm in Motion supported by Joel Bell Roof Studio | Siobhan Davies Dance | 85 St George’s Road | London SE1 6ER | www.siobhandavies.com 14 September 2017, 7:30pm Admission Free I […]

Think Korea 2006 – an introduction

Think Korea 2006 was an ambitious programme of cultural and other events organised by the Korean Embassy as part of the “Korea-UK Mutual Visit Year”. There was, I believe, a reciprocal series of UK-related events organised in Korea, but I never saw any publicity about it. One event I do know of: the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra […]

Event news: K-music 2017 — Hyelim Kim + Alice Zawadzki, 2 Oct

A major theme running through this year’s K-music festival is that of collaboration between Korean and Western musicians. Hyelim Kim has been collaborating across genres for many years, most recently at Club Inegales. Her collaboration with vocalist / violinist Alice Zawadzki in the intimate Vortex venue should be special. They gave us a preview of […]

Event news: Jambinai Re:Connection Tour

It’s good to have Jambinai back in the UK for a tour. Their gigs are always a highlight in the calendar. Text below is from Bristol’s Colston Hall website. Jambinai Re:Connection Tour Sun 23 Apr 2017, 7pm: Bristol | The Lantern | Colston Hall | Book tickets Tue 25 Apr 2017, 7pm: Glasgow | O2 […]

Event news: a Sungji Hong flute premiere, at the RCM

Coming up tomorrow, a premiere performance of new flute work by Korean composer Sungji Hong. The Royal College of Music website bills it as Concerto for alto flute and chamber ensemble; the composer’s website calls it Transfiguration for alto flute and chamber ensemble with electronics. Carla Rees plays alto flute with the Manon Quartet and […]