Relay, Seoul

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Finally, after 3 trips to Seoul, my first official gig! I performed at what seems to be Seoul’s only experimental sound and video event, Relay. It’s run in tribute to a Japanese musician who had initiated these events, but was recently departed regardless of the fact that he made no money what so ever from these endevours.

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Here’s the local crew (sans Seongah Shin who took group photos) and friends at around 5am Saturday morning, quite a few hours after the gig. The few I remember are local label manager Han-Kil Ry (far right), sound artist Sang Tae Jin (to the left of Han-Kil), David the anthropologist (to the left of Sang), behind me and to my right is a cellist and to his second right, his cousin, video artist Jung-Ho Choi. Missing from this outing is Soo-whan Choi who performed a most remarkable piece, is also a member of the band Yellow Kitchen.

We’d spent the night eating, drinking and planning. In a few days I’ll have organised a recording session with about 4 of these people including a young cellist studying in Switzerland and eager to explore contempory music and approaches, as well as Seongah, a local composer and teacher, the only Korean woman I have so far met who writes electronic music.


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Hanging outside the venue, IRI Cafe, a very lovely spot indeed. More notes to come as I get my laptop on line.

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2 thoughts on “Relay, Seoul

  1. ag

    sangtae jin, thank you so much… it’s taken me a while to find the time to comment here, but i would like to thank everyone again for their participation. i hope to see you all again in 2006.

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