Leah Barclay | BREATH – Yoonsang Choi & Leah Barclay
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BREATH – Yoonsang Choi & Leah Barclay

BREATH – Yoonsang Choi & Leah Barclay

Leading Korean percussionist Yoonsang Choi and awarding winning Australian composer Leah Barclay will premiere their new work ‘Breath’ at Blossom Land on December 10th 2010 in Seoul, South Korea.

‘Breath’ is an electroacoustic theatre work for percussion and electronics that builds on the technology developed in their first successful collaboration “Juxtapose” premiered at Art Center Nabi in 2009.

‘Breath’ explores the elusive nature of Korean traditional rhythm and gestures of the body through innovative technology triggering multi-channel sound and live visuals. Both performers work intuitively together sculpting sound in an immersive environment designed for an intimate audience. Their first collaborations responded to the rich layers of the city of Seoul while this project explores deeper themes in interculturalism and intangible cultural heritage. ‘Breath’ fuses tradition and technology to provide a unique insight into Korean traditional culture.

This project has been supported by the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture.

Friday 10th December, 8pm @ Blossom Land
Saturday 11th December, 8pm @ Blossom Land

Yoon Sang Choi is a leading Korean percussionist who has been involved in a diversity of projects to rearrange Korean traditional music for modern audiences. He invented the electronic hour glass drum called “super janggu” in collaboration with professor YI doneung at Seoul National University. In 2003 he founded the band “wHOOL,” an Korean ensemble who now have an international reputation performing at leading events in France, Belgium, Netherlands and the USA.

Leah Barclay is an Australian composer and interdisciplinary artist who has been recognised internationally for her distinctive sonic language. Her work has been commissioned, performed and exhibited across Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, India, China and Korea to wide acclaim. She creates complex sonic environments with a strong focus on the textural and timbral properties of sound. These works are realised through immersive performances and multi-sensory installations that have been described as “music in a new dimension”.

지난 2009년 11월, 이맘 때 쯤 입니다.

호주에서 ‘복합장르아티스트상’을 받은 리아 바클레이와,
한국에서 전통을 바탕으로 활발한 활동을 펼치고 있는
‘훌(wHOOL)’의 최윤상이 만났었습니다.

30분여 정도, 간소하지만 집중과 에너지가 꽉차있던
사운드 아트 퍼포먼스 공연을 함께 선보였던 것이, 지난해 이맘 때 쯤 입니다.

2010년 12월. 그들이 다시한번 만났습니다.
그 날의 헤어져야했던 아쉬움을 반가움으로.
함께 호흡했던 30분여의 짦은 시간을, 보다 더 긴 호흡으로.
<병치혼합>이라는 큰 제목 아래에, 이라는 부제를 달고,
그 첫 시작의 한, 숨을 내쉬려합니다.

<사전적의미: 미술용어>
여러색의 작은 점을 빽빽하게 배치하여 혼색 되어 보이게 하는 방법.

병치혼합은 물감을 섞어서 색을 만드는 것이 아니라, 원색을 나란히 배치하여 보는 사람 눈의 망막 위에서 색이 서로 섞여져 보이는 것을 뜻합니다. 예를 들어, 노랑과 빨강- 물감을 섞어 주황색을 만드는 것이 아니라,
노랑과 빨강- 각각의 색을 무수히 많은 점으로 번갈아 찍음으로써(점묘법), 주황색처럼 보이게 만드는 것입니다. 이렇게 원색들을 섞지않고 배치하게 되면, 혼합되어 보이면서도 원색이 가진 채도가 떨어지지 않게 됩니다. 그래서, 물감을 섞었을 때보다 훨씬 선명하고 밝아보이게 됩니다.

마치, 색이 살아있는 것처럼.