Art and the Creative Process and ame present : Eun-Jung Kim (Korea), Charlie Collins (UK), Neil Campbell (UK) and Derek Saw (UK) // 13.11.18 19:30 // 21 Market Place, Huddersfield
Charlie Collins (percussions)
Neil Campbell (electronics)
Eun-Jung Kim (komungo)
Derek Saw (brass)
A unique event as the duo of Korean komungo virtuoso and improviser Eun-Jung Kim, and regular collaborator percussionist Charlie Collins, meet with arch experimentalist and catalyst Neil Campbell. Campbell will perform a new solo work, Kim and Collins (part way through a UK tour) will duet, and there will be a quartet collaboration with brass specialist Derek Saw.
Tuesday 13 November 2018
Open 19:30 / Concert 20:00-22:00
21 Market Place, Huddersfield, HD1 2AA
Eun-Jung Kim is a leading exponent of the komungo, the traditional Korean fretted long-board zither. She studied traditional music and performance at Korea’s Chonnam National University, ethnomusicology at The University of Sheffield, and komungo under master Mu-Gil Kim. Since then her music has reached out to incorporate other cultures and contemporary techniques, while abiding by the tenets of Korean performance, most notably in her long standing duo with percussionist Charlie Collins. She has worked with numerous other performers, including Steve Beresford, Terry Day, trumpeter Derek Saw, tabla virtuoso John Ball, and oud player John Jasnoch. In July 2017 she collaborated on the London world premier of artist Bongsu Park’s “Internal Library”.
She continues to give solo recitals, while her more experimental music has been released on Linear Obsessional, Classwar Karaoke, and Found Property.
Charlie Collins is a creative percussionist, free polyrhythmic drummer, and sound artist, based in the UK. His work continues to explore the boundaries between pure sound and rhythm, frequently incorporating metal percussion and free improvisation. Early recordings for cult labels Industrial, Fetish, and Doublevision were soon followed by collaborations with many of the pioneers of free improvisation, while his interest in East Asian percussion and rhythm technique is displayed in current work with komungo player Eun-Jung Kim, pianist Yoko Miura, visual artist Bongsu Park, composer Ryoko Akama, and Butoh dancers Tsukasa Kamidate and Mushimaru Fujieda. He is one of a handful of musicians to have played both Derek Bailey’s Company Week and Top Of The Pops.
Derek Saw has worked in free improvisation and at the cutting edges of jazz since his move to Sheffield, UK, in the mid 1970s. He was a member of legendary electric free/jazz group Bass Tone Trap, and in the eighties he co-founded the respected Hornweb quartet, while also organising his own Rhythm Division, which included drummer Paul Hession. More recently he has worked with thereminist Beatrix Ward-Fernandez on her Trio project, and collaborated with internationally acclaimed artists Sonny Simmons, Gino Robair, Linda Sharrock, Anton Mobin, and Yoko Miura.
Neil Campbell has been hacking out sound from whatever comes to hand since the start of the 1980s, performing under a variety of aliases and with a wide cast of collaborators. He currently performs with several ensembles, including Vibracathedral Orchestra, Astral Social Club, Early Hominids and Stygian Manor, as well as more ad hoc experimental work under his own name.