KPFA-FM Music Dept. ➔ Morning Concert: Jin Hi Kim, 1990, 1 of 2

Analog Audio

Event Type
Interview and Music
Program Series
Morning Concert
Program Length
124 min
1 of 2
1990-01-19 | broadcast
| 1990-01-19 | created
Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer and improviser Jin Hi Kim (Jin Hi= Dragon Princess; Kim=Gold) who was born in Korea and has lived in San Francisco since 1980. Ms. Kim is the first performer on the ancient komungo to play experimental and improvised music. This silk stringed wooden zither, with 6 strings, 3 moveable bridges and 16 frets is plucked in a variety ways which produce startling and vigorous sounds. She trained at the Seoul Conservatory in both Western classical composition and traditional Korean performance, and later completed graduate work at Mills College in Oakland. Included on this program are recordings from her live performances. Also introduced is her new electric komungo, which increases her dynamic range and provides new electronic possibilities.
World music
Free improvisation
Musical Selections
[live performance, 5/20/1989, at the Western Front, Vancouver] -- On the Road -- [improvisation for changgo and reedless English horn] -- [improvisation for komungo and mukhaveena]
Jin Hi Kim, komungo & changgo
Joseph Celli, English horn & mukhaveena
Henry Kaiser, electric guitar (live perf.)
Ethnic music
Music -- Korea
World music
Improvisation (Music)
Komungo and guitar music
Changgo and English horn music
Komungo and mukhaveena music
Related places
Berkeley (Calif.) (was recorded at)
Berkeley (Calif.) (was broadcast at)
Related Entities
Amirkhanian, Charles
Kim, Jin Hi
Celli, Joseph
Kaiser, Henry