Reel Asian is proud to be a Community Partner for the 14th Annual Small World Music Festival’s 숨 su:m concert, featuring talented Korean musicians Jiha Park and Jungmin Seo. Blending traditional Korean instruments (such as the piri, saengwhang and gayageum) with a dramatic modern approach, these remarkable young artists produce the most hypnotic 21st century soundtracks.
Experience it at the Small World Music Festival runs from September 17 – October 29, 2015. More information here.
sum – 숨[su:m] at the 14th Annual Small World Music Festival
Tuesday September 29, 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)
Small World Music Centre – Studio 101 (180 Shaw St, Toronto)
Tickets: $15 Advance, $20 Door
Buy tickets here
[su:m], or in English – A Rythmic Space / a Pause For Breath – consists of two young and talented artists who happen to be sisters. Jungmin Seo and Jiha Park are classically trained and have been producing modern music together on ancient instruments since 2007. They use an impressive list of exquisite-sounding Korean instruments in their work:piri (bamboo oboe), saenghwang (mouth organ), yanggeum (dulcimer), 25-string gayageum (zither) and the steel string gayageum.
숨[su:m] was formed in 2007, by a couple of Korean traditional musicians. For more clarity and better interpretation of its music, the two musicians, compose and perform their own musical pieces. Their ambitious aim is to start a new era of Korean traditional music that sheds light on contemporary spirit by addressing in musical sense sentiments and lessons learned from living a modern life have led them to where they are today.
Biography: 숨[su:m] was selected ‘2010 MAP (Mullae Arts Plus) project for musicians’, ‘New Artist Trend2009 supporting project for young artists’ by Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, and won the Contest ‘21st Century Korean Music Project’ (Experimental Spirit Prize) hosted by The Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Their 1st album ‘Rhythmic Space: A Pause for Breath’ was released in November, 2010. 숨[su:m] was also selected to showcase at Womex 2013, Cardiff UK. And in September 2014, they released their 2nd cd, 숨[su:m] 2nd’.