The visually and aurally stunning Li and Sa is a confluence of Korean traditional recorded and computer-processed sounds, Buddhist chants and dances, and video projections. It is guided by Jeong Gak, a Buddhist priest. Live music is played, mixed and engineered with electronic sounds, against an absorbing backdrop of video projections. The performance seeks to understand Buddhist philosophy and reinterpret traditional Buddhist music and dance from the perspective of contemporary art. The title Li and Sa refers to Do-Li (reason) and Sa-Sang (phenomenon), the two approaches to Buddhist philosophy. The performance toured Europe in late-2010 to much critical acclaim. It is brought to India with the support of InKo Centre in association with The Korea Foundation, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Republic of Korea, Korea Arts Managements Service, and Performing Arts Market Seoul.

Music and performance collective Be-Being is one of Korea’s most original and contemporary music ensembles. It is a young and modern group that mixes traditional and contemporary arts in innovative and exciting ways. Established by seven musicians in Korea in 2007, the group has collaborated across various genres including popular music (Uhuhboo Project), modern dance (Eun Me-Ahn’s Modern Dance), Korean traditional music, and film scores (Young-Gyu Jang’s film music).

Duration: 70 mins

Dates & Venue

Nov 17, Chennai, Music Academy - Book tickets for Chennai show

Orchestra

Young-Gyu Jang - Music Director, Composer

Soon-a Park- Gayageum (Korean long zither with movable bridges)

Won-Il Na - Piri (Korean cylindrical oboe with bamboo body)

Joon-il Choi - Janggu (Korean hourglass-shaped double-headed drum)

Seung-Hee Lee - Pansori (Korean traditional vocal art)

Jieun Kang - Haegeum (Korean vertical fiddle with two strings)

Jeongkak -- Priest/Performer

Young-Hoon Oh - Sound Engineer

Jimmy Kim –Stage & Company Manager

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