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Black String


Art Boutiki 1579013027
44 Race Street
San Jose, CA 95113



February 29, 2020 @ 8:00 pm EST



Known as the “exciting quartet [that] leaves beaten tracks, inventing an original musical language and crossing stylistic and temporal boundaries with ease” (Le Monde), South Korea’s Black String seeks a new sound that can incorporate a variety of expressions in traditional music. Founded in 2011 as part of a government-sponsored Korea-U.K. cultural exchange program, the group features Yoon Jeong Heo (geomungo), Jean Oh (electric guitar), Aram Lee (daegeum, yanggeum) and Min Wang Hwang (ajaeng, janggu). Black String especially focuses on improvisation as an important aspect of Korean traditional music and attempts to create a unique language through Asian intuition and musical idiom.