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Classical Avant-Punk Violin Duo String Noise Performs the Music of Ki Young Kim

October 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

$20 – $30
Stringe Noise

CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) presents CROSSING BOUNDARIES Concert Series Vol. 10, STRING NOISE, curated by gaminClassical avant-punk violin duo String Noise will explore the Korean/contemporary music of noted Korean composer Ki Young Kim.

curator: gamin
musicians: String Noise (violin duo Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris) and gamin
composer: Ki Young Kim

This is the seventh of eight concerts in the series during 2019 and will take place on October 25, 2019 at 8 pm at CRS.

Tickets are $25 in advance $30 at the door. Students and seniors with valid ID can purchase tickets for $20 at the door. Tickets are available online at crsny.org, by phone (212-677-8621), and at CRS.


STRING NOISE is a classical, avant-punk violin duo comprised of violinists Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris. Since its inception in 2011 at Ostrava New Music Days, they have expanded the two violin repertoire in over 50 new works to include larger collaborations with multimedia art, electronics, video projections, opera and dance.

Their first feature album “The Book of Strange Positions” was released on NORTHERN SPY RECORDS in November 2015. Tiny Mix Tapes describes this collection of original works and arrangements by Eric Lyon of punk covers by Bad Brains, Violent Femmes, Deerhoof, Radiohead, and Black Flag as a “mix of classic punk covers and ZERO APOLOGIES.” Their 7” inch EP “Covers” produced by Deerhoof drummer and composer Greg Saunier is also available on Northern Spy Records.

String Noise was highlighted in Performa 2011 with artist Will Cotton and was the featured ensemble for the launch of composers collective Indexical (David Kant, Andrew Christopher Smith, Mustafa Walker and Beau Sievers). Premieres by String Noise include works by Christian Wolff, John King, Phill Niblock, Caleb Burhans, David Lang, Petr Kotik, Du Yun, Annie Gosfield, Bernhard Lang, Spencer Topel, Derek Hurst, Jerome Begin, Elizabeth Hoffman, John Zorn, Greg Saunier, Alex Mincek, Yoon-Ji Lee, Catherine Lamb, Petr Bakla, Richard Carrick and Alvin Lucier, to name some. String Noise has performed at Issue Project Room, Bohemian National Hall, Roulette, EXAPNO, Rockwood Music Hall, Miller Gallery, Noguchi Museum and the Stone and has been heard on WNYC, WKCR and WFMU.

Co-concertmasters of Wordless Music Orchestra, Ensemble LPR and the S.E.M. Ensemble, String Noise has collaborated in special projects with artists such as Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead), John Cale (Velvet Underground), Billy Martin (Martin, Medeski, Wood), Mica Levi (Micachu and the Shapes), Jon Brion, Laurie Anderson, Jason Moran, Roscoe Mitchell, Max Richter and and Rostam (Vampire Weekend).

As curators, String Noise presented Drawing Sound: Part II at the Drawing Center – a three night mini-festival featuring artists Alvin Lucier, Greg Saunier and Jad Fair and is a co-curator for Carnegie Hill Concerts in New York.

GAMIN is a Korean traditional musician, trained in jeongak — the classical music of the court — and sinawi — the collaborative improvisation that accompanies Korean shamanic ritual. Since leaving orchestral work behind eight years ago, gamin has taken these skills in unexpected directions, using her piri and taepyeongso (Korean oboes), and saengwhang (mouth organ) to pursue contemporary sounds and reach new audiences.

gamin is…”a true pioneer and innovator, leading these instruments in exciting new directions” — Ralph Samuelson (senior advisor of ACC_Asian Cultural Council)

“gamin appears virtually unlimited as to the kinds of sounds she can get out of her instrument!” — Anthony Paul De, Ritis (composer, professor of Northeastern University)


Dubbed a borderless musician, composer Ki Young Kim has moved in and out of Genres and across international boundaries, while collaborating with dancers, theater directors, visual artists in various fields and forms. He is the founder of CMB 567 ( Contemporary Music Band 567), a groups of four composers and seven musicians dedicated to exploring the interaction among various contemporary korean and other asian music and art forms. He lives in New York.


Now in its second year, CROSSING BOUNDARIES is a performance series devoted to creating unforgettable live art experiences that dissolve boundaries between performers and audiences, traditional and new music, and the local and the global, bringing people together and promoting the awareness that we each possess a limitless creativity inside us. 

The 2019 season of CROSSING BOUNDARIES is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by LMCC. LMCC empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Manhattan and beyond.

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October 25, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
$20 – $30
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