Jin Hi Kim

KomunGuitar

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Here are eight inspired and free improvisations recorded in several locations around the world -- with exploration of "noise" articulation from very soft to very hard edges, relying on gesture rather than traditional melody, harmony or rhythm. Featuring the Korean silk-stringed komungo and electric komungo, with various well-known improvisors and composers on Western string instruments and saxophone, pieces included: "Point" for komungo and electric komungo with Elliott Sharp on double-neck guitar bass and saxophone (Stainach, Austria, 1992); "Company" for komungo with Derek Baily on guitar (London, England, 1992); "Yongary Meets Big Foot" for komungo with Henry Kaiser on electric guitar (San Francisco and New York, 1993); "Naby," a komungo solo (Santa Fe, 1991); "Howdy Partner" with Eugene Chadbourne on banjo (Zurich, 1991); "Yellow Seed," a komungo solo (New York City (1992); "Gut Morgen" komungo with Hans Reichel on electric guitar (Berlin, 1993); "Slow View Picnic" for electric komungo with David First on electric guitar (New York City, 1992). Not your usual East/West melange or world music band.

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