Cross-Cultural Music Meditation|
June 24-26, three sessions
To have a quiet mind is to possess one's mind wholly;
to have a calm spirit is to possess one's self.
Hamilton Wright Mabie
Musician Jin Hi Kim's Cross-Cultural Music Meditation
is a bi-cultural exposure to the basic aesthetics and concepts of Asian philosophy, music, and instruments. Through the three sessions, participants gain first-hand experience of the role music plays in meditation and the benefits it offers to develop a calm, focused group experience. Individuals and groups (up to 10) may sign up for the workshops. Call Susan at 860-447-2501 to find out more.
Music meditation, directed by Jin Hi Kim, above, includes a group chant (sonic text) and a creative music ensemble through listening and playing various Asian percussion instruments. These instruments (singing bowls, finger cymbals, temple block, harmonium and clappers) have an historic role in various Asian meditation practices.
These workshops are presented with support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Each workshop session involves 10 participants and takes place over three consecutive days.
The fee is $50, total, for all three, 45-minute sessions.
Workshops takes place Wednesday through Friday, June 24-26.
Two different sessions are offered: from 10 to 10:45 AM, and 11 AM to 11:45 AM. Fee: $50.
Special sessions / times can be created for your group.
Jin Hi Kim is internationally acclaimed innovative komungo (Korean fourth century fretted board zither) virtuoso and a Guggenheim Fellow in Music Composition. Ms. Kim featured on PRI's The World, Voice of America and BBC-Global Hit, has introduced the indigenous instrument for the first time into a wide arrary of Western contemporary music scene. In 2015 Kim is featured along with Wu Man and Mayumi Miyata for East Asian Vibrancy program presented at Asia Society (NY), Freer Gallery (Washington DC) and Japan tour in celebration of Music From Japan's 40th anniversary. Kim is 2014 Asian Cultural Council Mandarin Oriental Fellow and 2013 McKnight Visiting Composer with the American Composers Forum. Kim was awarded American Composers Orchestra Fellowship in 2001, for which premiered her Eternal Rock for orchestra and komungo at Carnegie Hall. She was Music Alive Composer-in-Residence with New Haven Symphony Orchestra (2009-2011) and she received two commissions from the Kronos Quartet, and for Nong Rock she performed komungo with the Kronos. Kim's Child of War (2014), dedicated to Kim Phuc who is renowned for 'the girl in the picture' during the Vietnam War, commissioned by John Marshall Lee was world premiered by The Mendelssohn Choir of CT conducted by Carole Ann Maxwell at Quick Center, Fairfield University.
Allan Kozinn, The New York Times wrote, "A gorgeously tactile piece that moved easily between an earthy folksiness and meditative refinement."
Peter Watrous, The New York Times wrote, "virtuoso, Jin Hi Kim promises thoughtful, shimmering East-West amalgams in combinations that are both new and unlikely to be repeated."
|Monday Jun 22, 2015 11:00 AM - Wednesday Jun 24, 2015 10:00 AM | $50.00
Custom House Maritime Museum (View)
150 Bank Street
New London, CT 06320
|Minimum Age: 10|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|