Fred Frith Trio // Ha-Yang Kim (cello/solo)

Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 8:30pm

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Doors at 8:00pm
$15 adv/ $20 dos
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"When I proposed this trio I had nothing in mind beyond getting together with a couple of formidable musicians who I love and respect and seeing what would happen, which is pretty much the way things go in my world. We played a few gigs many months apart, always had a blast, invited a couple of awesome guests (Lotte Anker and Jessica Lurie) and didn't think much in conceptual or any other terms. It took playing night after night during our European tour of 2015 or some themes to start emerging. I appeared to be channeling some of my earliest rock and roll experiences – jamming with members of Pink Fairies in 1969, a couple of sad weeks in a band with Syd Barrett, and attending Gong and Pink Floyd concerts where I had the chance to absorb the lessons of Daevid Allen and Dave Gilmour. Earlier my electric guitar heroes hadbeen George Harrison and Pete Townsend, and then – as my horizons broadened – Muddy Waters and Sonny Sharrock. McLaughlin's playing in Tony Williams' Lifetime had been a revelation. On tour with the trio these voices all started clamoring for attention, and Jason's stunning ability to wring everything there is to be wrung out of an electric bass was as liberating as Jordan's playful, irreverent, and absolute authority. Anything can happen. Really. It's a bloody great feeling." - Fred Frith

Fred Frith Trio live
Fred Frith
Jason Hoopes
Jordan Glenn


As a composer, cellist, and improviser, Ha-Yang Kim regularly collaborates with ensembles and artist in festivals and performance venues around the world. Drawing from a breadth of western classical music, American experimentalism, rock, electronic, noise, avant-improv, to non-wewstern sources (Balinese, South Indian, and Korean), Kim's music is inspired by acoustic phenomena, ritual ceremonial processes, and characterized by an organic visceral lyricism of sound influenced by the East Asian sense of space and emptiness. Ms. Kim developed a unique signature language of extended string techniques and also composes music for film, dance, threatre and multi-media. Performances throughout the US, Europe, Asia, Russia, Turkey, Cuba, Morocco, Bali, and Canada. Released 2 monograph CD's of own compositions, "Ama" and "Threadsuns" (performed by the Jack Quartet), on Tzadik Records. Artist-in-Residence at Harvard, Princeton, Brown, and Brandeis Universities, Dartmouth College, Massachusetts College of Art, ISSUE Project Room, Roulette Intermedium, the Atlantic Center of the Arts, and the Walden School for Young Composers. Received grants and awards from The Jerome Foundation, Van Lier Fellowship, Meet the Composer, Argosy Foundation, Trust for Mutual Understanding, ASCAP, and the Hemera Foundation. Dedicated to cross-cultural exchange, social transformation, and education, Ms. Kim has conducted workshops with Berber youth communitties in Morocco, performed at youth detention centers in the Bronx, perforned alongside gamelan orchestras in Bali, and performed for the UN Humanitarian Aid Campaign. Collaborations and performances include with Cecil Taylor, Meredith Monk, John Zorn, Terry Riley, the Jack Quartet, Kronos Quartet, International Contemporary Ensemble, Beyonce, and many others.

Teaches cello, composition, and chamber music at Cornish College of the Arts.



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