Live 4th May 2019 at Wairarapa TV May Music Marathon –
Banjo rendition of a Korean folk tune 아리랑 (“Arirang”). The banjo is not typically found in Korean music – this would normally be played on a gayageum.
I first learned 아리랑 in 2007, while living (employed teaching English) in South Korea. Here’s a contemporaneous version, live in Busan with Cylvi M.
Living and travelling in Asia exposed me to all kinds of new sounds and ideas – my world’s been bigger for it ever since. I took the banjo with me.
First Time Around: East Asia was an attempt to work with Asian sounds (from six different countries). It was made of field recordings edited into compositions.