Bulgasari at None Gallery – 28/06-2017

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Audio Foundation is very pleased to announce Bulgasari Aotearoa – a major project which brings leading South Korean sound artists and experimental musicians to Aotearoa.

The first show on their Altmusic journey takes Join Lee Hanjoo (이한주), Lee Bong Gyo (이봉교), Yukie Sato, Taekyung Seo (서태경) and Soojung Kae (계수정) to Dunedin where they will pair with locals, Troy Naumoff, Motoko Kikkawa, William Henry Meung, and Rata Scott.



Lee Hanjoo (이한주) is the founder of Yogiga Gallery and a music/sound art event-organiser in Seoul as well as a singer and player of stringed instruments.

Lee Bong Gyo (이봉교) is a master Janggu (traditional Korean hourglass drum) player in both a traditional and expanded/experimental sense.

Yukie Sato is a Japanese national who now lives in Korea. He co-founded the monthly event ‘Bulgasari’ (불가사리) for improvised music in Seoul in 2004. Sato is a highly individual guitarist/noise musician/improvisor who has worked extensively in Japan and Korea.

Taekyung Seo (서태경) is a painter, installation and performance artist at the cutting edge of experimental performance in Korea

Soojung Kae (계수정) is an improvising pianist who traverses the worlds of improvised music, free jazz, experimental music and sound art.

Ian – John Hutchinson is a Seoul based New Zealand sound artist whose primary sound sources are harmonicas, which he repurposes and prepares as radical noise makers.

John Bell is a renowned vibraphone player and percussionist well known in the NZ jazz and improvised music scenes through his pioneering bands Spoilers of Utopia, the Dominion Centenary Concert Band and Lippazanas.


Video Links:

딱지#2 / Ddakiji#2 from Ian-John on Vimeo.
Lee Bong Gyo (Janggu)
Won Jooyeon (Flute)
Ian-John (Harmonicas)

Ddakji#5.1 from Ian-John on Vimeo.
Lee Hanjoo, Ian-John, Passing Josh at Yogiga

Bulgasari founder Yukie Sato, solo at Yogiga: noise music performance from April 2016

Lee Bong Gyo plays the Jangu drum at Bulgasasri 2009.12.27 from Michael Oakley on Vimeo.


Wednesday 28 June @ None Gallery, 24 Stafford St., doors open 8.00pm


See http://www.audiofoundation.org.nz/programmes/residency/bulgasari for more information about the Bulgasari project, which is made possible with funding from Creative NZ.