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Morning Concert:
Jin Hi Kim, 1990

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 124 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA

Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer and improviser Jin Hi Kim (Jin Hi= Dragon Princess; Kim=Gold) who was born in Korea and has lived in San Francisco since 1980. Ms. Kim is the first performer on the ancient komungo to play experimental and improvised music. This silk stringed wooden zither, with 6 strings, 3 moveable bridges and 16 frets is plucked in a variety ways which produce startling and vigorous sounds. She trained at the Seoul Conservatory in both Western classical composition and traditional Korean performance, and later completed graduate work at Mills College in Oakland. Included on this program are recordings from her live performances. Also introduced is her new electric komungo, which increases her dynamic range and provides new electronic possibilities.

Part 1 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  [live performance, 5/20/1989, at the Western Front, Vancouver] -- On the Road -- [improvisation for changgo and reedless English horn] -- [improvisation for komungo and mukhaveena]
Performers:  Jin Hi Kim, komungo & changgo
Joseph Celli, English horn & mukhaveena
Henry Kaiser, electric guitar (live perf.)
Genres:  World Music; Free Improvisation
Subject:  Kim, Jin Hi; Ethnic music; Music -- Korea; World music; Improvisation (Music); Komungo ; Komungo and guitar music; Changgo and English horn music; Komungo and mukhaveena music
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Kim, Jin Hi; Celli, Joseph; Kaiser, Henry
Recording Date:  1/19/1990
First Broadcast Date:  1/19/1990
 
Part 2 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  [piece for changgo and saxophone] (1989) -- Komungo Permutation No. 1 (1988) -- [piece for komungo, guitar, & percussion] -- [improvisation with Circle of Fire] (1988) -- [live solo performance, 11/5/1988] -- [improvisation for komungo and guitar]
Performers:  Jin Hi Kim, komungo & changgo
Elliott Sharp, saxophone, guitar, percussion
Henry Kaiser, guitar
Circle of Fire:
James Newton, flute
Mark Izu, bass & sheng
Lewis Jordan, saxophone
Anthony Brown, percussion
Genres:  World Music; Free Improvisation
Subject:  Kim, Jin Hi; Ethnic music; Music -- Korea; World music; Improvisation (Music); Komungo ; Changgo and saxophone music
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Kim, Jin Hi; Sharp, Elliott; Newton, James; Izu, Mark; Jordan, Lewis ; Brown, Anthony L.; Kaiser, Henry
Recording Date:  1/19/1990
First Broadcast Date:  1/19/1990
 
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