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Sat, Oct 8 2022 8:00 PM

Park Jiha

7:30pm doors / 8pm show
Tickets $15 (discounted or free for members)
Mask required for entry

Park Jiha is a multi-instrumentalist and composer who approaches ancient Korean instruments from the perspective of a modern, improvisatory minimalist. Park trained in classical Korean music at National Gugak Center in Seoul, where she encountered the percussionist Won II and his group P'uri and was inspired by their innovations with traditional instrumentation to pursue her own experimental inclinations. During her studies, Park focused on the piri, a double-reed bamboo oboe; she now plays it alongside the saenghwang, a free-reed mouth organ similar to the Chinese sheng and the Japanese shō, and the yanggeum, a type of hammered dulcimer. The colors and timbres of these instruments are alternately metallic and wooden, synthetic and natural. Her compositions embrace the meditative and affective alike, forging a spacious, resonant soundscape of precisely wrought melodic moments.
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