In her performance, Ji Youn 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.
Ji Youn Kang performed her new work on The Pentacle sound system during NEXT 2018 | Advanced Music Festival in Bratislava after a residency at STEIM in Amsterdam – organized by Sonic Acts – and at A4 in Bratislava.
The Pentacle 15.3 Surround Sound System is a powerful high fidelity mobile speaker system, developed at STEIM in Amsterdam and consisting of 15 self-designed loudspeakers and 3 self-designed subwoofers. STEIM (STudio for Electro-Instrumental Music) is an independent electronic music center founded in 1969 which has been supporting an international community of experimental electronic performers, musicians, and visual artists in developing unique instruments for their work for several decades.
Video | Nora Sola
Editing | Laura Carneros
Interview | Peter Dolnik