Vertical Squirrels Invite: Dong-Won Kim

Vertical Squirrels Invite: Dong-Won Kim

October 23, 2019Doors at 7:30pm


$15 tickets at the door

Guelph’s own Vertical Squirrels (Daniel Fischlin, Ajay Heble, Lewis Melville, and Ted Warren) are hosting a residency at Silence through the Fall and Winter of 2019-20, featuring performances that highlight the group in improvised dialogue with special guests.

In the Fall the Squirrels host AACM legendary multi-instrumentalist Douglas Ewart and bass clarinetist Kathryn Ladano in September, Korean traditional music master and member of Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble Dong-Won Kim and longtime Cowboy Junky Jeff Bird in October, and Canadian film composer Mark Korven playing the Canadian-built Apprehension Engine in December.

The series explores musical relationships, new sounds, and unexpected convergences.

Dong-Won Kim is a Korean percussionist, vocalist, composer, and improviser. He has studied Korean traditional music since 1984, including farmers’ drumming and dance, shaman music, and Pansori accompaniment. Dong Won Kim is an internationally recognized master of his form who has performed at the United Nations General Assembly Hall as a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silkroad Ensemble Project. Dong-Won has taught at various institutions internationally including Harvard University, the Musikak-Ademie Basel, Switzerland and currently teaches music as a professor of Wonkwang Digital University in Korea.