Stedelijk Museum – Stedelijk Schiphol Lounge
Ji Youn Kang
22 Feb 21:15 — 21:45

Ji Youn Kang’s performance for the Pentacle 15.3 system plays with two customised bamboos and a small Korean gong, with analog devices that connect the instruments for further real-time processing. Kang uses the voltage flow between her body, a self-built generator, the bamboo sticks and an extra synth, until they become strongly linked together. The gong provides rhythmical ritual flow and takes over the gesture from the bamboos, expanding its rhythmic worlds outwards, until the whole space becomes a part of the resonating body, singing and breathing together with the instruments’ stubborn struggling voices.

This piece was co-commissioned by Sonic Acts and A4 as part of Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and developed during a residency at STEIM.