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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Hyelim Kim reviewed in Songlines magazine

Congratulations to Hyelim Kim for receiving a four-star review from Songlines magazine (Jan / Feb 2014 edition) for her debut CD, Nim: Taegum Collection. The disk, released in 2013 at a concert at the Royal Asiatic Society, contains many of the pieces she has been performing in London over the past year or two, from … [Read More]

Beyond Taegŭm: an evening with Hyelim Kim at Asia House

Those of you who have missed out on some of Hyelim Kim’s performances earlier this year should make sure they catch this evening lecture performance at Asia House. Book online on the Asia House website. Lecture Concert with Hyelim Kim 17 Sep 2013, 18:45 £10 Non-Member £6 Asia House Friends £8 Concessions Performer, composer and … [Read More]

Amadéus Leopold at Yoko Ono’s Meltdown

Violinist Yoo Hanbin, whose stage name was once Hahn-Bin and who is now rebranded after Mozart père et fils, will be appearing at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 14 June as part of Yoko Ono’s Meltdown festival. Expect the unexpected, plus some great music-making. Amadéus Leopold Tuesday 18 June, 7.30 pm at Southbank Centre as … [Read More]

Korean-Japanese duo 10 performs in Stoke Newington

Tomorrow, Sunday, is your last chance to catch experimental Korean-Japanese duo 10 before they head back to Seoul. 10 FINAL CONCERT IN LONDON WITH THE RUNS F$?&ED 4 WAYS IDLERICH Time 27 February · 20:00 – 23:00 Location Ryan’s bar 181 Church Street, Stoke Newington, London N16 0UL [Map] London, United Kingdom Featuring: 10(itta x … [Read More]

Balloon and Needle: The New Korean Avant Garde

Balloon and Needle: The New Korean Avant Garde starts a three day residency at Cafe OTO this Thursday: Balloon & Needle THURSDAY 20th, FRIDAY 21st, SATURDAY 22nd January 2011 Cafe OTO | 18-22 Ashwin St | Dalston | London | E8 3DL [Map] Choi Joonyong (cracked CD players) Hong Chulki (turntables) Ryu Hankil (self‐made electro‐acoustic … [Read More]

10 Comes to Europe

10, LKL’s favourite Korean-Japanese experimental indie music duo, is coming to Europe to challenge, amaze and entertain audiences in Spain and France. Half of the duo is itta, interviewed by Anna Lindgren in March this year. The other half is Marqido, who describes himself as a Noise Artist. Here are the tour dates: 28 Sep … [Read More]

A meeting with itta

By Anna Lindgren While I’ve come across some more or less experimental Korean music over the years, nothing had prepared me for itta (있다). I was swept away by the 11th track on her first official album, “11”, and asked her to do an interview with me. Fortunately, she accepted. At 4 years of age, … [Read More]