A composer, improviser, and performer of traditional Korean instruments pursuing ground-breaking and modern music, rooted in traditional Korean instrumental performance.
━ About Artist
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.
━ Introduction of Performance
"Using Korean traditional instruments - Daegeum, Sogeum, Saenghwang and my voice - I use various looping techniques to compile my music. My approach is to create a visual mental picture - a story - that can be expressed through the music, giving the audience a holistic, multi-sensory experience.
My subject matter is simple - things that we can all easily encounter in our daily lives. Everyone seems the same thing, but form their own interpretations based on their personal experiences.
I want to tell my story, but also allow the audience to create their own, new, picture. I hope to bring new awareness of the richness of traditional sounds with my music, and endeavor to create a powerful artistic dialogue that embodies the intercultural and multidisciplinary facets of my music.
The key to my music is the arena of 'Korean Tradition' - whether that be Korean language, poetry or, of course, music itself.
Verge of Dawn (6min)
Midsummer Night (6min)
Winter Days (6min)
Milky Way (6min)