숨[suːm] was formed in 2007 by a pair of Korean musicians trained in traditional instruments. They had an ambitious goal: to start a new era of Korean folk music grounded in the experience of modern life. The band’s name, pronounced “soom,” means “breath.” They compose and perform original work on traditional instruments: Jiha Park plays the piri (bamboo oboe), saenghwang (24-pipe mouth organ), and yanggeum (dulcimer), while Jungmin Seo performs on the 25-string gayageum (zither), and the steel-string gayageum. “I think our music is more close to nature, but can also feel like a city,” says Park. “Every day we meet in a Seoul practice room; it’s also music in our normal life.”

Friday, Sept. 25

First Christian Church, 9-10:15pm

KAMS

Touring Funding provided by Korea Arts Management Service
Presented in partnership with IU East Asian Studies.
Women of Lotus


[온스테이지] 163th. 숨 – Passing Rain