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Jin Hi Kim to perform new music concert at Studio Z in St. Paul

March 16 @ 7:00 CDT - 9:00 CDT


Korean percussionist and composer Jin Hi Kim will perform an original work, with some local musical help, in St. Paul on March 16. The event is the second of two local March performances: the first is at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on March 14.

The concert, entitled Living Sounds: Music of Jin Hi Kim, will take place at Studio Z, located at 275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200 in downtown St. Paul, on Saturday, March 16, 7 p.m. Tickets are $20; $15 for students and seniors, and are available at the linked website.

The concert will include works by Kim, including NORI II for clarinet, saxophone, and two percussionists (saxophonist David Milne as guest artist), and Ritual for the Earth 2024 featuring Kim on several instruments, the Zeitgeist wind and percussion ensemble, samulnori ensemble Shinparam, and other musicians. Rounding out the program, Zeitgeist and Kim will join forces in an improvisation.

Also featured on the program will be the premiere of a newly-created work, World Sanjo, by Zeitgeist member Pat O’Keefe, with O’Keefe on clarinet and guest artist Peter O’Gorman on drumset.

Kim’s work has been recognized nationally and internationally.  She is known as a pioneer for introducing komungo (also spelled geomungo, a large traditional Korean stringed instrument) into the American contemporary music scene. She has also done extensive solo performances on the world’s only electric komungo with live interactive computer programs in several large-scale multimedia performance pieces such as Ghost KomungobotDigital Buddha, and Touching The Moons.

Kim’s Living Tones compositions have been commissioned by the Kronos Quartet, American Composers Orchestra, Festival Nieuwe Muziek for Xenakis Ensemble (The Netherlands), Tan Dun’s New Generation East program for Chamber Music Society for the Lincoln Center, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Meet The Composer U.S. Commission, National Endowment for the Arts and many others.

The Zeitgeist ensemble, consisting of percussion, piano and woodwinds, commissions new work and brings guest artists for performances in the Twin Cities. Zeitgeist is working with the University of Wisconsin – River Falls, where Kim is the 2024 guest commissioned composer.




March 16
7:00 CDT - 9:00 CDT


651) 755-1600
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Studio Z
275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55101 United States
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