composer, performer &
Dami also known as Gugak Sounds, is an upcoming composer navigating her way through the world of music. Her music is very unique as it is heavily influenced by both classical music and music from various parts of the world. She is also heavily influenced by sounds which surround us as she feels it is music in own form and works to bring the audience's awareness to it.
The project “Han” is one which Dami was able to put together with the support of New Voices (Sound and Music) as she was picked as one of the composer’s on the programme. Han is a word which has a very deep meaning to her.
The word Han is a Korean word which explores sentiments of the Korean people such as joy, sadness, happiness, love, loss and emotions faced during one’s lifetime.
As a result, she has decided to focus on this word as an inspiration for this project. She feels it does not relate to one group of people but feels every living person goes through it during their life at one point of time or the other. She has therefore decided to put her own sentiments which have been heavily influenced by her journey through the music world which she decided on the path 6 years ago, travels to South Korea as a student and interactions with various musician. Her “Han” into her music and also through various artworks.
She hopes through this project to grow more as a composer and as a person who continues to study and interpret music which has great meaning whilst challenging the listening audience.
Seoul National University, Korea – (2018 – Present) - (MA. Music Composition)
SOAS School of Oriental and African Studies (2017) - (Mmus. Performance)
Birkbeck University of London (2018) - (Pg Cert History of Art and Architecture)
University of Hertfordshire – (2007) - (BA Accounting)
composer and performer
Dasom Baek is a composer and performer of traditional Korean instruments, including Daegeum, Sogeum, Danso and Saenghwang.
Dasom pursues ground-breaking and modern music rooted in traditional Korean instrumental performance. She is a Certified Master of Important Intangible Cultural Asset, no.45. She has achieved Bachelor’s and Master's degrees from the Korea National University of Arts, and is currently undertaking a PHD course at Seoul National University.
She was selected as a fellow for the OMI Music program in New York in 2019, collaborating with various genres of musicians from different countries. She is the leader of contemporary ensemble 거리(GEORI), which combines new music and Korean traditional instruments.
백다솜은 한국 전통 악기를 기반으로 한 현대적이고 실험적인 음악을 추구하는 창작자이자 대금, 소금, 단소, 생황 연주자이다. 백다솜은 중요무형문화재 제 45호 대금산조 이수자이며 한국예술종합학교 예술사 및 전문사 졸업. 현재 서울대학교
음악대학에서 박사과정에 재학하고 있다. 2019년 뉴욕 오마이 레지던시 프로그램 펠로우로 선정되어 해외 아티스트들과 다양한 협업을 통해 함께 공연을 만들었다. 백다솜은 현재
현대음악앙상블 거리의 대표로 활동하고 있다.
composer and performer
Reylon is a Chinese American yangqin player breathing new life into his instrument through performance, songwriting, and improvisation. Based in London, he co-directs Tangram, an artist collective exploring new music of the Chinese diaspora. Reylon grew up in San Francisco, training in classical yangqin performance locally and at the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music. He now enjoys working across contemporary classical, experimental, and alternative folk scenes.
In 2014, Reylon became the first American to enter a professional yangqin competition in China, where he won a silver prize at the Baotou International Yangqin Arts Festival. In 2015, he began collaborating with Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, and has since performed with them in the U.S., Canada, and China at various venues, including the TED mainstage and Lincoln Center. He appeared as a featured artist on the Silk Road Ensemble's 2017 record, "Sing Me Home," which won the 2017 GRAMMY Award for Best World Music Album. He has performed extensively in the United States and collaborating with musicians across a multitude of genres. In 2019, he won nonclassical's London-wide experimental music competition, Battle of the Bands. His debut EP Sun was also featured as the soundtrack of the short film Reneepoptosis, winner of the Sundance Short Film Jury Prize for Best Animation.
In 2016, he graduated from Harvard College with a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and Public Policy and a secondary in East Asian Studies. Reylon recently graduated with distinction from the MA Music in Development programme at SOAS, and is currently completing a MMus in Sonic Arts at Goldsmiths. He is generously supported by a Marshall Scholarship and a Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa, for which Arts Council England endorsed him as an emerging leader in music. Reylon has received mentorship from Gangqin Zhao, Yangqin Zhao, Huang He, Susan Kennedy, David Williamson, Yo-Yo Ma, Wu Man, Wu Tong, Hans Tutschku, and Vijay Iyer. When Reylon is not making music, he enjoys practicing badminton, watching comedy, and discovering the many things he can learn from the people around him.
composer and performer
Eliza is currently a Chamber Music Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music, where she founded her string quartet (the Echéa Quartet) in 2017. She graduated from Lincoln College, University of Oxford (2017) where she attained First Class Honours in Music. More recently, she graduated with a Masters of Arts from the Royal Academy of Music where she was the Ruth Waddell Scholar under the tutelage of Christoph Richter (2017-19). At the Academy, Eliza was the winner of the May Mukle/ Douglas Cameron Cello Sonata Prize (2018) and received the John Barbirolli Award (2018/19).
Eliza has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in a number of UK venues such as Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square and St James Picadilly. She gave her debut recital at the International Lake District Summer Music Festival in 2018. Other performances of note include Elgar's Cello Concerto (mvmt 3) with the Orchestra of St John's for BBC Radio 3's 'Private Passions'. Eliza has attended the Banff Centre (Canada) and Domaine Forget (Quebec) where she performed and took masterclasses with international musicians such as Raphael Wallfisch, Colin Carr, Johannes Moser and Gary Hoffman.
composer and performer
Lin Chen was born in Nanjing, China. At the age of five she was taught at the Chinese dulcimer "Yang- chin", with 7 years ballet lessons and at age 12 percussion lessons. Since 2006, she lives in Germany, where she studied at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar, 2011 in Hamburg she graduated her concert diploma with honor under Prof.
Cornelia Monske. In November 2009, she was awarded the "Masefield Student Prize", in March 2010, a grant of Beren- berg Bank. Many performances as a soloist with various ensembles and orchestras (including "International Mahler Orchestra") led Lin Chen to China, Japan, Hong Kong, Finland, and Europe. In Hamburg, she already played concerts with NDR, Hamburg Camerata, "Klangwerktage", "John Cage Festival" and in 2012 she appeared in the series "Stars of Tomorrow" the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra in the Laeiszhalle under Mu- hai Tang on.
During her concert exam she played 2011 premiere of the Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra "Chang-E's Trip to the Moon" the Chinese composer Wang Yijie. This work has ar- ranged specifically for the composer Lin Chen and the en- semble Kaleidophonia. In 2015, she worked and performed with Beibei Wang as so- loist under the director of Tan Dun’s “Water Passion“ and in April with Martin Grubinger in the Laeiszhalle. Since 2013 she plays in a duo with her husband, guitarist Kristian Sievers. Since April 2016 she plays in the musical "King of the Lions" on Marimba and African percussion instruments. Since october 2019 she teaches percussion for students at the hamburg conservatory.
composer and performer
서울대학교 국악과 졸업 및 동대학원 석사 졸업
제29회 온나라국악경연대회 거문고부문 금상
제31회 난계국악경연대회 대학부 금상
제24회 KBS국악대경연 협연부문 장원
2016 University Of London(SOAS) 거문고 워크샵(10주)
2016 KBS국악관현악단 정기연주회 협연
2015 서울시청소년국악단 정기연주회 협연
2014 성남시립국악관현악단 정기연주회 협연
2010 서울대학교 국악과 정기연주회 협연
2007 부산시립국악관현악단 정기연주회 협연
Min Young Lee
Graduated from Gugak(Korean traditional music) Middle & High school in 2007
BA in Korean traditional music at Seoul National School in 2011
Master of degree at Seoul National University in 2013
1st prize, 29th the Gugak of world contest(2009)
1st Prize, Nangye Gugak contest(2009)
Performance contemporary art at Art center(2015)
1st Prize, KBS contest (2015)
Performance the Geomungo with KBS orchestra.(2016)
Geomungo workshop in SOAS(University of Londond) (2016)
Jun Seok Kim, also known as DJ Seoul Train and the MC moniker Shogun, is an experienced international DJ / producer / artist / multi-instrumentalist specializing in US and Korean Hip-Hop, R&B in all its tempo ranges from trap to EDM. However, he is no stranger to classic Funk, Soul and even (Fusion) Jazz.
Jun Seok played his first note on the piano when he was six and immediately knew music would play an important role in his life. Classically trained until the age of 12, he received Jazz and improv training from Bram Strijbis, Coordinator Jazz at the Amsterdam Conservatory, until the age of 18.
Using the name Shogun since his debut on the big stage at the Racism Beat It Festival in 1996, Jun Seok went on to share the stage with some of the scene’s greatest, including Wu-Tang Clan, DITC, Bilal and Jeru da Damaja. He released a vinyl-only 12” single in 2003, the Shogun War Chant, an underground classic.
The desire to combine his piano skills and Hip-Hop led him to join Pete Philly’s live band and the band TrackAddicts, led by Dutch Hip-Hop legend Rockattack Ten (now E1 Ten). With the latter, Jun Seok enjoyed national success, playing nearly every venue and festival throughout the Netherlands. Multiple years of touring there culminated in gigs at Nancy Jazz Pulsations, Nancy, France and B’estival, ROMExpo, Bucharest, Romania.
Jun Seok learned how to DJ in 1997, fresh off the plane from Canada where he had made himself known as MC, but it wasn’t until 2004 that he was able to use his skills for real. That night, the resident DJ forgot his crates and armed with just a laptop filled with music and some software (no headphones!), Seoul Train rocked his first crowd on the ‘decks’.
After playing at charity basketball events for the Dutch Basketball Association NBBB his focus turned to music production. He produced the TrackAddicts’ song ‘If I Would Be…’ which was used by MTV Europe to promote the VMAs in Miami, Florida. He went on to work with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic and got an MA in Audio Production from the University of Westminster, London. This is the time he returned to the decks and quickly established himself as an authority in funky K-Pop and Korean Hip-Hop and R&B next to his extensive knowledge of and experience with US music.
In 2017, Jun Seok became visually impaired and had to take an extended break. He decided to not sit still and began studying Ethnomusicology at SOAS, London. He completed most of the work and learned to play the Janggu, a traditional Korean double-sided drum, shaped like an hourglass. With this, he became more well-rounded in his knowledge of different genres of music and culture.
He currently holds a residency at a Korean establishment in the Greater London area and is working on new material.
Previous DJ sets include:
Changwon K-Pop World Festival, Helix, Dublin, Ireland
DJ Seoul Train x Shogun, Sonnendeck G-15, Itaewon, Seoul, South Korea
ELO & DJ Pumkin (AOMG) afterparty, Camden Assembly, London
London Fashion Week 2016, Hospital Club, London
One Night in Asia featuring Lydia Paek, Club Eclipse, Rotterdam, NL
One Night in Asia ‘K-Pop Special’, Club Eclipse, Rotterdam, NL
Club Avalon, London, UK – Big Bang afterparty
Babble-City, London, UK – J&G’s MAID
ACS Cobham International School, Cobham
Genting Casino, Shaftesbury Ave, London
Dutch Basketball Association NBBB, Amsterdam, NL – alongside members of R&B group Dignity
Korean Culture Day, London
Taste of Korea Festival, London