Asia Pacific Music Meeting 2021
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UlsanAPaMM Showcase - Contemporary Korean traditional music

Dasom Baek 백다솜

A creator and performer who pursues modern and experimental music utilising Korean traditional instruments.

  • Profile
    Dasom Baek is a composer, Improviser, Lecturer and performer of traditional Korean instruments, including Daegeum, Sogeum 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. In 2020 she released her debut album, titled <무(無): Nothingness>. In 2021 she was selected as a showcase artist at SXSW Festival and also had a solo concert at the National Gugak Center in Seoul.
  • Member
    Dasom Baek (Composer, Performer)
  • Program
    "Using Korean traditional instruments - Daegeum, Sogeum, Saenghwang and my voice – Dasom Baek uses various looping techniques to compile her music. Her 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. Her 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. She wants to tell her story, but also allow the audience to create their own, new, picture. She hopes to bring new awareness of the richness of traditional sounds with her music, and endeavor to create a powerful artistic dialogue that embodies the intercultural and multidisciplinary facets of her music. The key to her music is the arena of 'Korean Tradition' - whether that be Korean language, poetry or, of course, music itself.

    ━ Program
    Waves (7min)
    Midsummer Night (6min)
    Nothingness (6min)
    Tightrope (9min)
  • Career
    2021 SXSW Festival Showcase Artist
    2021 Solo Concert, National Gugak Center in Seoul
    2020 Jazz Korea Festival, Korean Cultural Center in Germany
    2019 New York Art OMI Music Residency fellow
    2017-2019 ASEAN-KOREA Flute Festival
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