Park Jiha (Korea) + Moopie

21 February 2020 / 6pm // Long Room, Immigration Museum400 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Play On joins forces with the Immigration Museum to present the ground-breaking South Korean multi-instrumentalist and composer Park Jiha as part of Asia TOPA 2020.

With a practice grounded in South Korean classical music, Jiha’s genre-defying compositions exist at the intersection between old and new, transcending the space between South Korean traditional music and an otherworldly futuristic aesthetic.

For this special one-off Melbourne performance Jiha presents works from her highly praised latest record Philos (2019), a solo album in which the artist performs her mesmerising compositions on South Korean instruments including the piri, saenghwang and yanggeum. Moving between a spacious and almost ambient sound world to a frenetic, hyper-rhythmic sensibility, the performance is guaranteed to deliver a revelatory and unorthodox listening experience.

Celebrated for curating programs that are equal parts classical concert and dance party, Play On invites Melbourne underground cult-hero – DJ Moopie – to play a high-energy dance-floor ready set to close the night.

Presented by Play On and Immigration Museum for Asia TOPA.

Asia TOPA is a joint initiative of the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne and is supported by the Australian and Victorian Governments.

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