The Interference Series is pleased to welcome master percussionist Dong-Won Kim as a featured artist alongside local artists. Over the last three decades, Dong-Won has studied various forms of traditional Korean percussion music including farmer’s drumming and dance, shamanic music, and Pansori accompaniment. He has performed throughout Europe, the U.S.A., Canada, Japan, and many other countries. He is a member of “The Silk Road Ensemble,” led by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who describes Dong-Won as follows: “Every pore of his being is devoted to expressing the deep emotion he feels for traditional Korean culture. Its philosophy, physicality, and spirituality are organic to Dong-Won’s art. It is an inspiration to make music with him.” Dong-Won has helped to forge new possibilities for Korean music, performing with many international musicians steeped in idioms including western classical music, jazz, and creative improvised music.
Wall of Skulls (Toronto)
Dong-Won Kim, solo performance
Dong-Won Kim with guest improvisors
General Admission Tickets: $12
Student Tickets: $5
Guitarist and sitarist Max Katz is an Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at the College of William and Mary. His book, Lineage of Loss: Counternarratives of North Indian Music (Wesleyan University Press, 2017), draws on a decade of ethnographic and archival research and years of musical apprenticeship to propound a critical re-reading of modern North Indian music history. He is a student of the Khalifa (steward/leader) of the Lucknow-Shahjahanpur Gharana (lineage), Ustad Irfan Khan. As a jazz guitarist, he studied under the legendary Ted Greene. He has performed in a variety of musical settings and venues and will be joined in Flagstaff by long-time friend and collaborator Rob Wallace on drums, local bass wunderkind Dylan Holly, and alto saxophone marvel Andy Grieder.