Heo Yoon-jeong

Congratulations to Korean fusion group Black String, whose debut album on ACT, Mask Dance, won the Songlines Music Award in the Asia and Pacific category. Black String, who played at the 2017 K-music festival, were in town for the awards ceremony in Brixton on 20 October, where they played music from the album. Keywords: Musicians: […]

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A Review of London Korean cultural year 2017

by Philip Gowman 1 January 2018
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It feels like it’s been an incredibly busy year, and as I come to write this review I realise that, much more so than in previous years, many of the things that have been memorable I haven’t had time to write about – and maybe won’t. I’ve written separately about the films it was possible […]

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Gig review: Kathryn Tickell + Black String

by Philip Gowman 20 September 2017
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After witnessing so many astounding gigs at Club Inegales, where musicians from different cultures come together to create new and unrepeatable sounds, it really should not surprise me when a collaboration that looks slightly weird on paper is actually a stunning success when it happens. Collaboration, between Korean and British-based musicians, is one of the […]

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Korean Traditional Ensemble SANI – additional concert date

by Events Editor 10 July 2015
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For those who can’t make it down to Kingston for SANI’s Independence Day Concert on 8 August, the ensemble will be giving a concert at SOAS the previous evening: Korean Traditional Ensemble SANI Date: 7 August 2015 Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Venue: SOAS, Russell Square, College Buildings Room G2 Registration: Free and open to […]

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Tim Garland’s Korean collaboration: Sinawi and the Blues

by Philip Gowman 17 December 2012
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The combination of Korean traditional instruments with modern western ones gives rise to complex performance issues. Incompatibilities of style, volume, timbre and tuning are challenges to be overcome, not always with success. With the improvisatory nature of jazz, where instruments get their chance for solos and where amplification is a customary feature of the mix, […]

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Event news: Korea Moves – with Tim Garland @ London Jazz Festival

by Events Editor 15 October 2012
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Last year at the KCC we had an interesting jazz / gugak fusion concert. Coming soon as part of the London Jazz Festival, a concert in which the emphasis is more likely to be on the jazz, but with participation from the Tori Ensemble‘s Heo Yoon-jeong (whom we saw at the KCC last February) and […]

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The London Korean Links Awards 2011

by Philip Gowman 7 January 2012
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The sixth of LKL’s annual unscientific and very personal recognition of the best things of last year. And in the field of film, books and CDs what is encouraging is that there is so much to choose from. There were also plenty of good Korean cultural events in London, Edinburgh and elsewhere, but there was […]

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Concert notes: Tori Ensemble at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 15 February 2011
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It was encouraging to see the KCC’s first concert of the year very well attended. It was also very nice to have plenty of comfy seats laid out in the multi-purposes hall. The KCC hopes to bring you a wide range of music on a more regular basis than the past, and the Tori ensemble […]

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Geomungo + echoplex = amazing sounds

by Philip Gowman 7 February 2011
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Ever witnessed a geomungo played with an echoplex? In the hands (and feet) of Heo Yoon-jeong at the KCC tonight, it was rather good. # Photo credit Keywords: Musicians: Heo Yoon-jeong | Tori Ensemble Organisations and venues: KCCUK Other tags: KCC Concert Series

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The inaugural KCC Concert 2011: Tori Ensemble

by Events Editor 27 January 2011
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One of the KCC’s initiatives this year is to start bringing Korean music, including traditional music, to a London audience. The first of these concerts in on Monday 7 February. The KCC Concerts Tori Ensemble HEO Yoon-jeong and KANG Kwon-soon This inaugural concert of 2011 brings traditional Korean music to a modern audience, Ms. Heo […]

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Exploring Korean Music Old and New – Tradition and creativity

by Philip Gowman 28 February 2006

SOAS, 24 February 2006 Many thanks to Dr Keith Howard of SOAS for putting together a fascinating half-day colloquium on Korean music. Presentations were as follows: Simon Mills’s (SOAS) subject was the rhythmic drum patterns (Changdan) used in shamanistic ritual on the East coast of Korea. He focused on the startling digressions (Tokkaekki changdan) which […]

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