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NAM Sangbong



Birth C: KOREA (South) Gender: Male

Dest: Concert

Media Specification: Live electronics

Duration: 08:00

Instruments: for mPoi and electronics (sensor instrument) solo

Prog. notes: mPoi is a unique sensor-based musical instrument inspired by the ancient art of Jwibulnori and Poi spinning. Jwibulnori is a Korean traditional play for which people swing a metal can which is filled with burning wood and tied to a rope during the night of full moon. I found that swinging an object in the circular motion is fun and joyful experience for many people in various age groups. Then I wanted to add another dimension to their experience, the sound. The idea was developed further when I encountered with the Poi performance, a performing art originated from Maori people in New Zealand involving swinging tethered weights in a variety of rhythmical and geometric patterns. In this piece, the trajectory of circular motion drawn by the performance and the momentum of the mPoi instrument is converted to the energetic and vibrant sound and light.

Editor: MB