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4th Showcase of 2017 Season OnStage Korea image

4th Showcase of 2017 Season OnStage Korea

PAN Project
led by piri master,

Friday, July 14 at 7:00pm

Arena Stage (The Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle)
1101 6th St SW, Washington, DC 20024

Tickets: Free with RSVP HERE


Phone (202-797-6343)


The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. proudly welcomes Korean musician gamin and her traditional musical group PAN Project for the 4th Showcase of the OnStage Korea 2017 Season, which continues to celebrate Korean performing arts across the DC region. The group will perform their signature work PAN Project, as well as the DC premier of improvisational world music pieces PrismSugunggArirang, and Xisanggi.

The Korean word pan taken from the name of the Korean narrative music tradition pansori means to gather or come together (sori meaning song). PAN Project embodies this idea in their desire to gather the traditions of East Asia into one ensemble and draw on the intercultural relationships between Chinese, Korean, and Japanese music traditions, while expanding the scope of music from these origins. PAN Project tells stories through music and performance: from creations that draw on the rich intercultural music traditions of East Asian instrumental performance, ritual and theater, to modern influences, drawing on improvisation, Western composition, and multi-media technology. Through their music, PAN Project hopes to explore the creative nature of collaboration across cultures and bring together both history and the modern day into one intercultural, holistic expression.

PAN Project explores and engages audiences with intercultural history by connecting it with the present day. Their repertoire encompasses Korean, Japanese, and Chinese traditions, including works performed on both original instruments and arrangements for mixed cultural instruments, as well as blending modern composition with traditional East Asian musical language. PAN Project’s performances also incorporate electronic new media, to help connect the music with separate but closely-related art forms like ink brush landscape painting, calligraphy, and poetry, across national traditions. Through the use of sensor-controlled audio and video, allowing performers to manipulate and interact with these new media forms during the performance, different cultures and artistic practices can be integrated like never before. 

PAN Project Artists

gamin | Korean piri, saenghwang, taepyeongso
Kaoru Watanabe | Japanese Shinobue and Nohkan flutes,Taiko Drums
Jeff Roberts | Chinese Guqin, New Media
Woonjung Sim| Korean Janggu, Buk
Ying-chieh Wang| Chinese Erhu

Free with an RSVP! 

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