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15 - 24 November 2024


K-Music 2024: SMTO No-Noise

K-Music 2024: SMTO No-Noise

Fri 15 November 2024

Stage time / 7:45pm

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Performing with the outstanding musicians of the Seoul Metropolitan Traditional Orchestra (SMTO), No-Noise is a dynamic ensemble led by both Lee Il-woo, the visionary behind the post-rock sensation Jambinai and Sung Si Young, the artistic director and vocalist of the band.

No-Noise create a new powerful sound seamlessly blending traditional Korean instruments such saenghwang (mouth organ), gayagem (zither with 12 strings), piri (double reed bamboo flute) and jing (large gong) with western sounds of guitar and synthesizer that is not noise but pure harmony.

Immerse yourself in the bustling energy of No-Noise's latest creation, 'Gwang Gwang, Geong Geong,' a spellbinding composition inspired by the vibrant energy of 'Gwangjang' (Town Square) a historically significant open space where the voices of the people would converge. 'Gwang Gwang' evokes the deep, resonant toll of a grand bell, symbolising the square's enduring spirit.

Then, 'Geong Geong,' a Korean onomatopoeia for a loud sound, explodes into a lively cacophony, showcasing No-Noise's unmatched musical talent.

This production premiered in Seoul as part of Sync Next 2023 commissioned by the Sejong Centre, one of the most esteemed cultural institutions in Korea. Their music captivated audiences with its enticing melodies and rhythmic pulse. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the transformative power of No-Noise first hand.

This programme is presented in partnership with the EFG London Jazz Festival, the Korean Cultural Centre UK and the Sejong Centre.

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