Ha-Yang Kim

Friday, April 17, 2009. 8:30 pm

 

Ha-Yang Kim at Roulette 2009

Ha-Yang Kim

Friday, April 17, 2009. 8:30 pm

with Margaret Lancaster (flutes), Nadia Sirota (viola), Satoshi Takeishi (percussion), and Marco Cappelli (guitars)

Ha-Yang Kim presents new solo and chamber works for an ensemble of voice, flute, viola, cello, guitars, piano, toy pianos, percussion. Includes pieces from her forthcoming full-length interdisciplinary work, “Three Childs” which incorporates music, movement, lighting and film. Performers also include Margaret Lancaster (flutes), Nadia Sirota (viola), and Marco Cappelli (guitars).

Born in Seoul, Korea, Ha-Yang Kim is a composer, cellist, and improvisor. Her musical influences draw equally from a range of western classical music, American experimentalism, rock, jazz and improvised music, to non-western musical sources. Her music has been performed in the US, Russia, Turkey, Europe, and Asia. Ha-Yang made her professional solo debut at age 16 with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. She is the founder of Odd Appetite, a cello-percussion duo (with percussionist/composer Nathan Davis) which performs original works by its members and commissions new contemporary works. In seeking new musical experiences, she has performed traditional and new Balinese gamelan music, studied Karnatic music concepts, and has worked with many diverse musicians and ensembles such as Meredith Monk, Cecil Taylor, John Zorn, Christian Wolff, Lee Hyla, Evan Ziporyn, Gamelan GalakTika, The National, Louis Andriessen, Alvin Lucier, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Elliott Sharp, Larry Polansky, ICE, Annie Gosfield, Lukas Ligeti, Flux Quartet and Stefan Poetzsch, in addition to collaborations in dance, theatre, film and multi-media. Ama, a CD of her own compositions is released on Tzadik. She has recorded for New World, Cold Blue, Beggars, Banquet, New Albion, Karnatic Lab and Bridge Records. She has toured the US, Europe, Russia, Cuba, Bali, and has appeared as a soloist at Carnegie Hall. Ms. Kim has been an artist-in-residence at Princeton, Brown, Harvard, Brandeis, Dartmouth, and Bates College. Awards, grants and commissions include the Jerome Foundation, Van Lier Fellowship, ASCAP, Meet the Composer, Argosy Foundation, and Trust for Mutual Understanding. She is also active as a curator of creative new music concerts and events, and contributed an article in the ARCANA Volume III. Currently she is creating “Three Childs”, a full-length interdisciplinary work for a residency at Issue Project Room this Spring, new works for guitarist Marco Cappelli, flutist Margaret Lancaster, and violist Nadia Sirota to be premiered at Roulette (both with support from the Jerome Foundation), and planning her second monograph CD release for the Tzadik label. For more information, please visit: www.hayangkim.com