Connecticut
Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Artist
Venue
Asian Sound Revolution

Innovative musician Jin Hi Kim presents her live interactive performance with computer programs on the world's only electric komungo and visual media. She also collaborates with Asian American virtuosi musicians who are immigrants from Korea, China, Japan, the Philippnes, Vietnam, India, and Indonesia. Using traditional instruments, her Asian Sound Revolution ensemble captivates the musical world by bringing ancient aesthetics as well as highly original innovations in new sound.

 

Jin Hi Kim has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art, Asia Society (NYC), universities throughout USA, and international festivals around the world. The New York Times wrote, "Virtuoso, Jin Hi Kim promises thoughtful, shimmering East-West amalgams in combinations that are both new and unlikely to be repeated."

 

Recent years Asian Sound Revolution has performed at Yale University, University of Chicago, Detroit Institute of Art, and Roulette (New York). With multiple instruments as well as stylized vocal techniques coming from ancient practices, Asian Sound Revolution will perform all original music, including solos, duos and ensemble pieces: The ensemble engage the audience through their skilled improvisation and create new traditional sounds through electronic techniques with their small, yet impressively powerful, ensemble.

  • Concerts * Workshops * Residencies
Additional Links: 
Jin Hi Kim's live interactive, interdisciplinary performance on electric komungo
Meditation for komungo/electric komungo, pipa and percussion (arranged by Jin Hi Kim); performed by Jin Hi Kim, Min Xiao-Fen, and Susie Ibarra
Min Xiao-Fen plays ruan for her interpretation of Thelonious Monks.
A documentary film by CultureHub/NY La Mama Theater

I Have Worked With

  • March 2020

    I presented a trio improvisation with Min Xiao Fen and Susie Ibarra. I also premiered new work, 'Meditation' composed for the ensemble, for komungo, electric komunog, pipa, and percussion.

  • February 2020

    I performed my electric komungo solo and my composition Kee Maek was performed by two string players.

  • August 2019

    I gave a solo performance of electric komungo at T-Space, Rhinebeck, New York.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Jin Hi
Job Title/Position: 
performer
Physical Address: 
1042 Broad Street Studio 504
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Last Name: 
Kim
Phone: 
203-895-1272

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Ethnic / World
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - Ethnic / World
Music - Jazz
Music - New
Music - Traditional
Year Founded: 
2010
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
Chinese
Korean
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
10
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-County Region
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
International Society for Improvised Music
American Composers Forum
Education: 
MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media
BA in Korean Music
Awards: 
CT Commissions on Culture & Tourism
DECD/Connecticut Office of the Arts' Artist Catalyze Placemaking
National Endowment for the Arts Composition Commission/USA
Asian Cultural Council Fellowship
Foundation for Contemporary Performance
Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition
NEFA's Rebecca Blunk Fund Award
McKnight Visiting Composer with the American Composers Forum
Wolff Ebermann Prize
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
* 3 microphones (2 mics will be provided by artist. Please provide 1 mic.)*3 mic stand* 5 XLR microphone cables for the above microphones.
Fee Range Minimum: 
$1,000
Fee Range Maximum: 
$2,500
State of Residence: 
Connecticut
Minimum Number of Performers: 
2
Maximum Number of Performers: 
5

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Subject Areas: 
Music
Ages Served: 
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Name: 
The Bijou Theater
Venue Type: 
Theater
Venue Address: 
275 Fairfield Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Venue Phone: 
2032969605
Stage Details: 
Theater in the Round
Seasons Available: 
Spring
Summer
Winter
Fall
Venue Features: 
Dressing room(s)
Green room
Light system / track lighting
Loading dock
Movie screen/projection capabilities
Recording Equipment
Restaurant/Catering
Sound system
WiFi
Venue Capacity: 
120
Venue Fee Range Minimum: 
$250
Venue Fee Range Maximum: 
$500
Venue Accessibility: 
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)
Trained Crew Available