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Harbour Market Concert “Kim Duk-Soo SamulNori × Kodo × YPY”

World-class percussion troupe Kim Duk-Soo SamulNori from South Korea is returning to EC for the first time in 19 years! Get ready for a thrilling evening of music when they take the stage with Kodo and guest artist Koshiro Hino, a musician whose multi-faceted, experimental approach is turning heads in Japan and abroad. It promises to be a rousing night of East Asian music!

Date/Time

Aug. 17 (Sat) Start 19:00/End 20:45 (Approx)

Venue

Ogi Port Park Event Stage

Prices

Area S Adults 5,500 yen, Ages 6–14 2,000 yen (+300 yen on the day)

Area A Adults 4,500 yen, Ages 6–14 1,000 yen (+300 yen on the day)

3-Day Pass 15,000 yen (Area S only)

*Preschoolers (ages 5 & under) receive free admission

Director

Yuta Sumiyoshi (Kodo)

Featuring

Kim Duk-Soo SamulNori

YPY (Koshiro Hino)

Kodo (Eiichi Saito, Mitsuru Ishizuka, Kenta Nakagome, Shogo Komatsuzaki, Yuta Sumiyoshi, Ryoma Tsurumi, Masayasu Maeda)

Capacity

1000 people

Artist Profiles

Kim Duk-Soo SamulNori

The word “genius” should not be used to describe an individual with extraordinary talents, but rather an individual who uses those talents to inspire the best from those around him. In this sense, “genius” is a fit appellation for the leader of SamulNori, Kim Duk-Soo. Born in 1952, his father chose him from eight other siblings to follow in his footsteps as a professional musician in the tradition of wandering artists, or “Namsadang” (the troupe of Korean Traditional Performing Arts).

At the age of five he was awarded the President’s citation for his performance ability, thus beginning an amazing personal career that has taken him to virtually every corner of the world. He graduated from the Korean Traditional Music and Performing Arts School in Seoul.

With the formation of SamulNori in 1978, his life took on new and complicated dimensions. there were five specific purposes in forming the group: to research more expensively the traditional music of Korea, to study the music and instruments (especially percussion instruments) of other traditions throughout the world, to create new music and to provide educational opportunities for students and others to learn Korean percussion.

Kim Duk Soo, the founder of SamulNori, has been recognized as one of the fifty most influential figures in Korea through the last five decades. In addition to a busy touring schedule, Mr. Kim teaches at the Korean National University of Arts and serves as artistic director of SamulNori Hanullim.

 

YPY (Koshiro Hino)

YPY is a solo project by multi-faceted artist Koshiro Hino. Based in Osaka, Hino is involved in numerous projects in Japan and abroad. He is the chairperson of cassette tape label birdFriend. Hino performs and composes as a member of two bands: Goat and Bonanzas. He also composes and directs for “Virginal Variations”–where he explores classic-electronic crossover with a large ensemble–and “GEIST,” a visceral performance featuring numerous speakers and roving performers. He is a musician and composer for ANTIBODIES collective, founded by Toshio Kajiwara and Yoko Higashino. The list of his wide-ranging activities goes on.
Hino has composed a piece especially for Kodo to mark his first appearance at Earth Celebration. Join Kodo and YPY for its world premiere on the Harbour Market stage.

YPY SOUNDCLOUD

Ticket Availability

Tickets go on sale on May 15 (Wed) at 9:30 am (JST). See here for details.