Presented by Theatre of Yugen
Tickets may be purchased at: pacificexchangeaug2016.brownpapertickets.com
The Pacific Exchange is inspired by the words of Lou Harrison who claimed there is a Pacific Sound that connects West Coast America with other cultures and countries along the Pacific Ocean. These concerts are intended to investigate this.
Pacific Exchange – a series that brings composers and performers from diverse areas of the Pacific Rim together in order to exchange ideas and create music on a single concert
stage. Thingamajigs created this event to emphasize the commonalities of artists living on the Pacific Rim, as well as to showcase their diversity. The Pacific Exchange concerts have exhibited the music by the performance group tov (Japan), Ji-yoon Chun (Korea), Jean Ann (Korea), Kiyoshi Suzuki (Japan), Jon Brummit (USA), Gregorio Correa Fonten (Chile), and Jaime Oliver (Peru) to name a few.
Pacific Exchange -- This year, our cross-cultural Artist Exchange program will welcome two artists from different areas of the Pacific Rim. New works will be presented and performed by Phil Dadson (New Zealand) and Sooyeon Lyuh (Korea), accompanied by the Thingamajigs Performance Group.
About the Artists
Sooyeon Lyuh is known for her masterful performances of new compositions for the Haegeum(two-stringed korean fiddle). She is a member of the National Gugak Center’s creative music troupe, a government organization of Korea. Currently, she is a visiting scholar at Center for Korean Studies, UC Berkeley. She is working directly with students and faculty of UC Berkeley to expand repertoire and techniques of Haegeum. Composers include Cindy Cox, Kayla Cashetta, Maija Hynninen, Andrew Martin, Jeremy Wexler and Jon Yu.
Phil Dadson: sound & intermedia artist with a transdisciplinary practice including solo performances and exhibitions; building experimental musical instruments & sonic objects, digital video/audio & installation, music composition, graphic scores & drawing, sound sculptures and improvisations with invented instruments etc; Founder of New Zealand's most original rhythm/performance group, From Scratch. Following membership of the foundation group for Scratch Orchestra (London 1969 with Cornelius Cardew, Michael Parsons & others), founded Scratch Orchestra (NZ), and later From Scratch (1974) – known internationally for its funky rhythms & intermedia performances on original instruments. Co-authored The From Scratch Rhythm Workbook with Don McGlashan, published by Heineman USA – a hands-on manual of rhythm exercises & invented instruments,derived via the from scratch experience; later, 'Slap Tubes and Other Plosive Aerophones', co-authored with Bart Hopkin, EMI, USA.