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Jung Jae-il in Conversation

Award-winning composer Jung Jae-il is has created some of South Korea’s most popular scores. He has worked on titles such as Kore-eda Hirokazu’s Broker, Hwang Dong-hyuk’s Squid Game series and collaborated with Bong Joon Ho on Okja and Parasite. At this event, he will talk about the growing appeal of Korea’s cultural output overseas and … [Read More]

K-music 2023: Soojin Suh & Kit Downes

Korean creative force, experimental drummer Soojin Suh brings her Chordless Quartet for a collaboration with acclaimed keyboardist Kit Downes. The concept behind the Soojin Suh Chordless Quartet is to explore freedom from all polyphonic instruments as a metaphor for freedom in society. Recent releases by the quartet include 2018’s critically acclaimed Strange Liberation and its 2021 follow-up, Roots … [Read More]

K-music 2023: JAMBINAI and LEENALCHI

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the K-Music Festival, the Korean music icons JAMBINAI and LEENALCHI are joining forces for an unforgettable double bill as part of the K-Music Festival in partnership with the EFG London Jazz Festival. This highly anticipated event promises to deliver a truly remarkable performance that will be cherished as a … [Read More]

K-music 2023: Leenalchi tours to Nottingham and Leeds

LEENALCHI, the sensation that took the online world by storm with their unique musical creation, “Tiger Is Coming.” This unique blend of danceable groove and musical storytelling, Sugungga has garnered millions of views, captivating audiences worldwide. The bassist and producer of LEENALCHI is a highly acclaimed figure in the contemporary Korean music scene, Jang Young … [Read More]

K-music 2023: Sun-Mi Hong + Hyelim Kim

Drummer Sun Mi Hong, acclaimed for her sensational performance with her quintet at last year’s K-Music Festival, is set to make a highly anticipated return to K-Music 2023. Following her debut with the album Third Page: Resonance under the UK Edition label, she returns with an extraordinary quartet comprising renowned jazz vocalist Song Yi Jeon, esteemed pianist … [Read More]

K-music 2023: HAEPAARY

HAEPAARY is an alt-electronic duo that infuses a unique twist into traditional Korean ritual music, resulting in a distinct sound characterized as alternative techno, ambient, and dream pop. The band is composed of Hyewon as the instrumentalist and Minhee as the vocalist. With their artistic vision, they embark on a reinterpretation journey, breathing new life into … [Read More]

K-music 2023: Groove& x DUO BUD

Prepare for an electrifying and sensory-rich experience that will transport you straight to the vibrant core of Korean percussion. The explosive beats of groove& and DUO BUD collide in a remarkable double-bill show that will pulsate with rhythmic energy and showcase the seamless fusion of ancient traditions and modern innovation as they unravel intricate rhythmic patterns, employ nuanced techniques, … [Read More]

K-music 2023: CelloGayageum + Dasom Baek

CelloGayageum showcases the seamless integration of Western and Eastern string instruments, bringing forth a harmonious fusion of sounds that transcends cultural boundaries. This captivating collaboration features the exquisite pairing of the cello and gayageum, creating a truly enchanting musical experience. Adding to the allure, Dasom Baek‘s masterful performance on the daegeum, a large bamboo flute, gracefully unifies … [Read More]

K-music 2023: Jung Jae-il + London Symphony Orchestra: Music from Parasite & Squid Game

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the K-Music Festival, Jung Jae-il’s award-winning score will be presented live in concert at the Barbican Centre Hall on Sunday 1 October featuring the London Symphony Orchestra to open the festival. Renowned for his versatility, the award winning singer-songwriter, composer, producer and music director Jung Jae-il is responsible for some of … [Read More]