This year Denmark and South Korea celebrates the 60th anniversary of cultural exchange. Therefore, Jazz Denmark has invited two traditional Korean musicians Bung Gill Choi (playing the changoo) and Eunhee Choi (playing the gayagum) to start a new musical collaboration between those two countries.
In this collaboration the musicians work with the three RMC affiliates Halym Kim (drums), Jacob Anderskov (piano) and Lotte Anker (saxophone) and together they will create a new musical language with inspirations from the traditional Korean music and contemporary improvised music.
The musicians will investigate the Korean approach to flow, space and tension and transmit these elements into the context of Western improvised music. The project Gongan displays the possibility of how two different musical cultures can coexist and create a new musical understanding between South Korea and Europe. With adding the traditional Korean instruments changoo and gayagum this ensemble will extend their sound and present a new soundscape.
RMC invites you to listen to both a performance of traditional Korean music, an example of how the project Gongan sounds like, plus a conversation with Bung Gill Choi and Eunhee Choi moderated by RMC Professor Jacob Anderskov.