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Speaking of Music:
Jin Hi Kim

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 108 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA

Recorded on April 11,1990 as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series, Charles Amirkhanian interviews Jin Hi Kim about the traditional music of Korea as well as her own career as a composer, and the first female virtuoso on the komungo to experiment with free improvisation. She has performed with such musicians as Henry Kaiser, Elliot Sharp, and Joseph Celli, and has experimented with an electric komungo, samples of all of which can be heard in this excellent program.

Part 1 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  [two samples of Korean court music] -- [a sample of Korean ceremony music] -- [demonstration of komungo music] -- [untitled improvisation] / Jin Hi Kim -- [from “No World Improvisation”] / Jin Hi Kim & Joseph Celli -- [improvisation piece] / Jin Hi Kim & Henry Kaiser -- [improvisation piece] / Jin Hi Kim, Elliot Sharp, & Joseph Celli
Performers:  Jin Hi Kim, komungo (all pieces)
Joseph Celli, mukhaveena (from “No World Improvisation”)
Henry Kaiser, guitar (improvisation pieces)
Elliott Sharp, guitar (improvisation pieces)
Genres:  World Music; Free Improvisation
Subject:  Kim, Jin Hi; Ethnic music; Music -- Korea; World music; Improvisation (Music); Komungo ; Komungo music
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Kim, Jin Hi; Celli, Joseph; Kaiser, Henry; Sharp, Elliott
Recording Date:  4/12/1990
First Broadcast Date:  6/25/1990
 
Part 2 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Linking [excerpt] / Jin Hi Kim -- [improvisation with the electric komungo] / Jin Hi Kim
Performers:  Kronos Quartet (Linking)
Genres:  World Music; Free Improvisation
Subject:  Kim, Jin Hi; Ethnic music; Music -- Korea; World music; Improvisation (Music); String quartets; Komungo ; Komungo music
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Kim, Jin Hi
Recording Date:  4/12/1990
First Broadcast Date:  6/25/1990
 
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