[KS] Fwd: JIN HI KIM Artist-In-Residence at Cornell University

Lucas Hüsgen lhusgen at kirogi.demon.nl
Wed Sep 8 12:21:55 EDT 2004

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From: "Jin Hi Kim" <jhk47 at cornell.edu>
To: xu2277 at btamail.net.cn
Subject: JIN HI KIM Artist-In-Residence at Cornell University
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2004 11:26:28 -0400 (EDT)

JIN HI KIM Artist-In-Residence at Cornell University

Ms. Kim is appointed for Artist-In-Residence at Cornell for the fall  
semester 2004. The residency is sponsored by the Departments of Music and  
Asian Studies, Society for the Humanities, Cornell Council for the Arts,  
Korean Students Association, and GPSAFC.

Jin Hi Kim will teach Living Tones & Korean Music in a Global Context. The  
course includes Introduction to Korean Traditional Music & Instruments,  
Korean Music as Ritual, Hypnotic Energy of Rhythmic Cycles, Komungo and  
Meditation, Living Tones Compositions for Orchestra and Chamber Ensemble,  
Cross-cultural Multimedia Performances, and Improvisations in a Global  

In addition, Ms. Kim will give two concerts on campus during her  
residency. Komungo Muse & Permutation, a komungo/electric komungo solo  
recital will be presented at Johnson Museum of Art on September 16. Unknot  
& Tie, conceived by Kim for komungo/electric komungo, Chinese pipa (Min  
Xiao-Fen) and American jazz drum set (Gerry Hemingway) will be performed  
at Barnes Hall on October 27.

About the Artist:
Jin Hi Kim is highly acclaimed as both an innovative komungo virtuoso and  
for her cross-cultural compositions. Her work has been presented on  
Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Kennedy Center  
for the Performing Arts, Royal Festival Hall (London), Haus der Kulturen  
der Welt (Berlin), and many significant new music festivals and jazz  
festivals throughout the USA, Europe, Canada, South America, Russia, Asia,  
New Zealand and Australia.

Ms. Kim introduced the Korean indigenous komungo for the first time into  
Western contemporary music scene with her compositions for various chamber  
ensembles, orchestra, as well as jazz and avant-garde improvisations. Over  
the past twenty years she has developed a series of compositions, “Living  
Tones”, in which the timbral persona of each tone generated is treated  
with an abiding respect, as its philosophical mandate from Buddhism, a  
reverence for the 'life' of a tone, the color and nuance granted each  
articulation from Korean Shamanism.
Cornell University
376 Rockefeller Hall
Asian Studies Department
Ithaca, NY 14853
jhk47 at cornell.edu

There's nothing like the old songs, but what's the good if you can't  
remember them. Mem. Mem. Memory.

William H. Gass


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