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Ha-Yang Kim

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Hailed as "phenomenal" and playing with "brilliant technique full of energy, concentration, musicality and expression" (Mainpost, Germany), Ha-Yang Kim was born in Seoul, Korea. Ha-Yang made her professional solo debut at age 16 with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. She performs new music as a soloist and with ensembles and artists in festivals and concert venues throughout the world. She is the founder/cellist of Odd Appetite, a cello-percussion duo which performs and commissions new contemporary works alongside original works and improvisations, and of the mixed sextet group, Non Sequitur. A cellist, composer, and improvisor, she has developed a unique language of extended string techniques and has created her own music based on this work, as well as collaborating on new pieces from other composers. Her musical influences draw equally from a range of western classical music, American experimentalism, rock, jazz, and improvised music, to non-western musical sources from Bali and South Indian classical music (Karnatic). Her music has been performed in the US, The Netherlands, and Germany. In seeking new musical experiences, Ha-Yang has performed traditional and new Balinese music as a member of Gamelan Galak Tika, and she has collaborated and performed with many diverse musicians such as Evan Ziporyn, Cecil Taylor, Christian Wolff, Lukas Ligeti, Larry Polansky, and Stefan Poetzsch, with whom she has presented original compositions incorporating electronics, dance, theatre, and multi-media.

Recent musical highlights include performances with Evan Ziporyn and Gamelan Galak Tika as soloist at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall and Kresge Hall at MIT, the premiere of her piece “Oon” at the Karnatic Lab in Amsterdam, a solo recital at the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg, Germany, and broadcast recordings for the Bavarian Radio Network. Upcoming performances include the 2005 Bali Arts Festival and Chamber Music Now in Philadelphia. Ha-Yang has recorded for New World, Cold Blue, and Bridge Records.

She has received prizes and awards including a grant from Meet the Composer, the Ruth Schwob Foundation, and The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Kim has also been an artist-in-residence at Princeton, Harvard, Dartmouth, Brandeis and the Walden School for Young Composers. Ha-Yang studied cello, improvisation, and microtonality at the New England Conservatory of Music, and was on the faculty at Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire. She currently lives in Amsterdam where she studies Karnatic music concepts at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and creates new music as a performer, composer, and improvisor.

Firehouse 12 Performances

Odd Appetite Thursday, November 3, 2005, 8:30p

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