Open Stage: Juris Kuns "Passage"
Friday, November 7, 2014 at 8PM
Flushing Town Hall
(137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354)
FREE (RSVP required)
(RSVP Closed. Please call Flushing Town Hall Box Office (718) 463-7700 x222 for ticket inquiries.)
Blending traditional Korean music with contemporary sounds, the band Juris Kuns creates a unique form of music that stands on the border between tradition and modernity. Led by Juri Kim, who plays the haegeum (traditional Korean string instrument), the band uses various traditional Korean instruments combined with modern instrumentation, such as acoustic guitar, bass guitar, and percussion, to produce a truly innovative sound.
The performance entitled “Passage”, which is also the title of Juris Kuns’s first album, illustrates a coexisting universe between the traditional past and the present modern as well as the east and the west. Through their harmonized music on stage, the artists succeed in enhancing the communication and connection of the traditional music and adding a new element to modern music.
“ Juri Kim is presenting a precise language based on music that stands on the border between tradition and modernity. Full of Juri Kim’s trademark sensitive tunes expressing the value of existence with the refreshing thrill of standing on a perilous border.”
- Kyungchae Hyun (Music Critic)
“ Juri Kim’s Haegeum is distinct in her commitment not to limit herself to the common notion of beauty and in her power of liberal expression. With enthusiasm of being true to her nature, her tunes lyrically leap over the mundane sort where the other Haegeum players dwell.”
- Mingap Seojeong (Music Critic)
Haegeum - Juri Kim
Janggu & Percussion - Chang Yool Shin
Bass Guitar - Woo Young Lee
Acoustic Guitar - Seok Jin Ko
Percussion - Kyung Hee Chang
Gayageum - Yun Jeong Huh
Achievement – South Korea
(2014) Jeonju Int’l Sori Festival, Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do
(2014) Bukchon Music Festival, W Stage
(2014) “Shining Dissonance”, National Gugak Center
(2014) “Cantata for Dancing” Collaboration, National Theater of Korea
(2013) “Playing with the Days” Jeonju Great Saseoup Nori, Jeonju Munhwa Broadcasting Company
(2013) Korean Music Festival of Bukchon, Bukchon Changwoo Theatre
(2013) Awarded ‘Soorim Cultural Foundation Prize’, Sori Frontier, 2013 Jeonju Int’l Sori Festival/Soorim Cultural Foundation
(2012) Showcase performance, APMM, Ulsan World Music Festival
(2012) Passage 2-Pa[Wave, 波] Concert, Haegeum Sounds of Juris Kuns, National Theatre of Korea
(2011) First album ‘Passage’ release and concert, Welcome Theater
(2011) Performance for the Deoksugung Palace Concert sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism
(2010-12) Selected as Seoul Foundation Arts and Culture’s "Supports for Arts Creation" (2008) Selected as Arts Council Korea’s "Grant for Creative Performing Arts"
(2006) Selected as Arts Council Korea’s "Grant for Creative Performing Arts"
Achievement - Overseas
(2014) Skiyaki Meets the World Festival, Japan, Toyama, Nanto-City, Fukuno
(2013) “Harmony Road”, cultural event to celebrate the 30th anniversary between Korea and Pakistan / Islamabad: Pakistan Nat’l Centre for Performing Arts, Korean Culture and Information Service, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
(2012) Performance for the Korean-Slovak Concert, Slovak National Theater, Slovak
Juris Kuns "Passage" is presented by Korean Cultural Service NY in partnership with Flushing Town Hall. This program is supported by Soorim Cultural Foundation in Korea. Juris Kuns is a recipient of the 2013 Soorim Culture Award.
Admission is free, but RSVP is required.
For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (212)759-9550 ext 210
RSVP Closed. Please call Flushing Town Hall Box Office (718) 463-7700 x222 for ticket inquiries.