Press Release | CRS announces Crossing Boundaries – Echoes of Korea- Concert Series

CROSSING BOUNDARIES — ECHOES OF KOREA will provide musicians from Korea with space to experiment with the new, to collaborate across genres, cultures and disciplines, and to explore new ways of using creative communication to facilitate a shared practice of presence.

The goal will be to dissolve boundaries between performers and audiences, the traditional and contemporary, classical and experimental, Korea and the world.

CROSSING BOUNDARIES — ECHOES OF KOREA will begin with a three-concert series curated by Gamin  (piri, taepyeonso, saenghwang), focusing specifically on musical conversations between Korean musicians:

Friday, July 27, 2018 at 8 pm
Azalea:  works composed by Ki Young Kim
piri, saenghwang by gamin
claves, voice by Ki  Young Kim

Friday, September 14, 2018 at 8 pm
7 words chanting Yeongsanheosang:  Korean traditional music concert
piri, saenghwang by gamin
haegeum by Minkyung Park

Friday, November 9, 2018 at 8 pm
Yut Nori:  Contemporary conceptual art and music composed by Hyojee Kang

CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing)

123 4th Ave #2
New York, NY  10003


About the Curator

Gamin is a yisuja of the Important Intangible Cultural Asset No. 46 for piri and daechita. gamin is one of the most celebrated piri, taepyeongso (Korean traditional oboe family) and saengwhang (ancient wind-blow instrument) performers in Korea today. From 2000 to 2010, she was a member and assistant principal player of the Contemporary Gukak Orchestra at the National Gukak Center, the hub for training and preserving Korean traditional music. Today, she experiments and expands her musical realm to interdisciplinary projects in collaboration with international artists. She was a recipient of residency program grant from the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and Asian Cultural Council (ACC) of Rockefeller Foundation, has toured for lecture concerts at Harvard University, Dartmouth University, University of Pennsylvania and etc. She received her DMA in traditional music at Seoul National University and published the book “Advanced Techinuqes of PIRI” by Minsokwon, in Seoul.

*yisuja is a title designated to someone who mastered a course study in an intangible cultural asset of Korea. jeonsuja is a lower title.


About the Composer of the First Program on July 27 at 8 pm

Dubbed a borderless musician, Ki Young Kim has moved in and out of Genres and across international boundaries, while collaborating with dancers, theater directors, visual artists in various fields and forms. He is the founder of CMB 567 ( Contemporary Music Band 567), a groups of four composers and seven musicians dedicated to exploring the interaction among various contemporary korean and other asian music and art forms. He lives in New York.

About the Presenter CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing)

CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) is an artist-owned community center opened in 2004 by writer/lecturer/healer Yasuko Kasaki and artist/producer Christopher Pelham in order to provide artists and individuals from all walks of life with opportunities to remember and share their limitless creative energies. Throughout its history, CRS has presented numerous live performances by renowned artists form all over the world including BESSIE-winning dance artists Yoshiko Chuma and Jennifer Nugent, theatre artists such as Obie winner Karen Kandel, Jim Henson Foundation Grantee Lake Simons, seven-time Bay Area Theater Critics’ Circle Award winner Nina Wise, and Action Theater founder Ruth Zaporah, and music legends such as Morio Agata (top 10 hit “Red Colored Elegy”), Yoko Reikano Kimura (First prize at the prestigious 10th Kenjun Memorial National Koto Competition 2003), Senri Oe (Best Male Pop Artist in Japan 1988), and multi-instrumentalist and former US jazz ambassador Scott Robinson of the multiple Grammy-winning Maria Schneider Orchestra.

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