Concert of Korean Music Ji Aeri (gayageum) and Kim Woongsik (janggu)
Venice, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore
Concert of Korean Music
May 26, 7 pm.
Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
Free entrance until seats last.
ANCIENT VOICE, CONTEMPORARY DIALOGUE
Continuing its exploration of traditional Korean music, with an eye also on contemporary forms, the Intercultural Institute for Comparative Music Studies (IICMS) has organised a concert on San Giorgio in the framework of collaboration created between Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Ca’ Foscari University. Venice, the Art Council of Korea (ARKO) and the King Sejong Institute Venice (KISV).
This year’s concert will be given by Ji Aeri, a virtuoso performer and great expert on the gayageum, the Korean zither, accompanied by Kim Woongsik on the janggu (hourglass-shaped drum). The two musicians will perform a programme of both traditional and contemporary music specifically composed for this duo used in the repertoire called gayageum sanjo, a kind of instrumental suite which originated in the 19th century and consists of various melodic and rhythmic sections. Ji Aeri has studied with the great gayageum masters Lee Jae-Suk and Hwang Byung-Ki and is a former member of the National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts (NCKTPA).
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