LAMPO Choi Joonyong and Hong Chulki
Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 8:00 PM (CST)
Lampo and the Graham Foundation are very pleased to welcome Choi Joonyong and Hong Chulki, two leading figures from the emerging experimental music community in Seoul. In their Chicago debut, they will perform together and alone, combining their individual interests in noise and improvised music: Choi's mobile performance, where he pushes an amplifier in and around the audience as though a noise vendor and Hong's pursuit of continuity between acoustic and amplified noise, using turntables with and without cartridge pickups.
Choi Joonyong (b. 1977) started Astronoise with Hong Chulki in 1997, and has been playing noise/experimental/improvised music since. Primarily using playback devices such as CD-player, MP3-player, tape player, VCR, or loud-speaker, Choi works with sounds from the mechanisms, exposing the innate qualities of the players themselves. He has released many albums, including five solo albums made with the malfunction of a CD-player. He is interested in control and failure of playing through improvisation and composition. Choi's label, Balloon & Needle, has released experimental music from Korea since 2000. His latest release, Danthrax features his unique approach to dance music.
Hong Chulki (b. 1976) is a noise/improvising musician from Seoul, South Korea, known for his cartridge-less turntable, and as the founding member of Astronoise, Korea's first live noise act (with Choi Joonyong). He has been focusing on free improvisation since the early 2000s, collaborating with musicians including Ryu Hankil, Jin Sangtae, Joe Foster, Kevin Parks, Otomo Yoshihide, Sachiko M, Jason Kahn, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Nick Hoffman, Robbie Avenaim and Zbigniew Karkowski. Festival appearances include All Ears, Against, Kitakyushu Biennale and NETMAGE 10, and he has been a musician in residence at Cafe Oto and STEIM. Hong has composed pieces for several Korean experimental/independent films, especially, Goksa (Kim Gok/Kim Sun). He also has been a long-time collaborator in the audio-visual performance project called Expanded Celluloid Extended Phonograph with the Korean film artist Lee Hangjun, who works in 16mm multi-projection performance. Hong's recordings both in solo and collaborative format have been released on his own label, Balloon & Needle, co-founded and co-run with Choi, and by Manual, Celadon, Pilgrim Talk, Hanson Records and Audition Records.
This performance is presented in partnership with Lampo. Founded in 1997, Lampo is a non-profit organization for experimental music, sound art and intermedia projects. Visit www.lampo.org.
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Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.