"氣 CHI" Live 5. Jing for Jing and Computer
performed by Mei-Yi Lee/Ji Youn Kang
composed by Ji Youn Kang
1st/June/2014 Studio Loos Den Haag
("氣 CHI" -The ancient Chinese described it as "life force," and is frequently translated as "natural energy" or "energy flow". The literal translation of "氣" is "breath", "air", or "gas." - is a series of pieces that have created by the composer Ji Youn Kang and the percussionist Mei Yi Lee. At this concert, 5 pieces were performed by them, and there was a special featuring by the composer Henry Vega.)
**Apology for the sound quality. Due to the level of the sound in the concert situation, the live sound recording could not be done cleanly.
>> Jing (2009~2010) for Jing and Computer
Jing is one of the most representative metallic instruments from Korea, typically used in a supporting role, mostly in ritual and folk music. In this piece, the Jing becomes the main actor, revealing its own character through the performer who activates, de-activates, and controls the instrument and its behavior. The live electronics expands the possible space for the Jing sounds to be explored, and together they create a continual flow that is both ritualistic and human.
filmed by Thijs Geritz and Satoshi Shiraishi
edited by Thijs Geritz