Ji Youn Kang’s performance for the Pentacle 15.3 system plays with two customised bamboos and a small Korean gong, with analog devices that connect the instruments for further real-time processing.
Kang uses the voltage flow between her body, a self-built generator, the bamboos and an extra synth, until they become strongly linked together. The gong provides rhythmical ritual flow and takes over the gesture from the bamboos, expanding its rhythmic worlds outwards, until the whole space becomes a part of the resonating body, singing and breathing together with the instruments’ stubborn struggling voices.
This piece was co-commissioned by Sonic Acts and A4 in the framework of the Re-Imagine Europe project, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
In the context of Sonic Acts Festival 2019, Ji Youn Kang’s live performance of “Untitled” will take place on 22 February on 21:15 at Stedelijk Museum (Schiphol Lounge) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. A playback will take place on 23 February at 15:15 at the same place.