Wed March 16 2016 / 7 pm
Ancient Korean Music Today
Jeong Ga Ak Hoe - A NY debut direct from Korea
365 Fifth Avenue
(bet. 34th and 35th Streets)
Trains: B,D,F,M to 34th St.; 6 to 33rd St.
Tickets $25; $20 for Graduate Center Members and Students (contact 212-817-8215 for discount information)
Produced and curated by Live Sounds.
The stunning Seoul-based group Jeong Ga Ak Hoe, perform thoroughly unique interpretations of Korean traditional music alongside newly composed works for traditional instruments. The band's eclectic repertoire has deep roots in the ancient Korean concept of Johwa, meaning 'harmony' or 'balance' and each performance is an expression of the transformative power that exists in music and nature. Bringing narrative, recitation, dance and video into their performance the group creates a ritualistic, genre-defying space where past, present and future coexist simultaneously; preserving and transforming the musical heritage of their ancestors.