Before there was 'Gangnam Style' there was - field recordings, electro-acoustic ethnography, Asian industrial soundscapes by kiwis in South Korea, 2007-2008 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL26D01AF2105C675D Credits released July 1, 2008 Dave Black – field recordings, laptop, gayageum, loops, bass, acoustic guitar, vocal Cylvi M – tangso, shakuhachi, shaker, vocal http://www.fiffdimension.com/category/korea http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL26D01AF2105C675D Further listening First Time Around: East Asia … Continue reading First Time Around: South Korea
Live 4th May 2019 at Wairarapa TV May Music Marathon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2ZyKS7kQL0 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 … Continue reading 아리랑
Fame & Oblivion: 2005-2012
"This is something that he has to do, that he will do, come fame or oblivion" -Chris Knox Now available on Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp, Deezer etc fiffdimension vol2, a sequel to Gleefully Unknown: 1997-2005, sees increasingly wide-ranging experimentation and exploration both sonically and geographically, from New Zealand and beyond to Australia and East Asia, and a … Continue reading Fame & Oblivion: 2005-2012
First Time Around: East Asia
This is an album of sound recordings, made in six different countries, edited into sonic short stories and soundscapes - East Asia https://maps.app.goo.gl/UZm5kgceqFjuoNf76 following a year and a half living in South Korea 대한민국, we travelled to Japan 日本 China 中国 Thailand ประเทศไทย Vietnam Việt Nam Mongolia Монгол улс by Dave Black - field recordings, … Continue reading First Time Around: East Asia
South Korea 대한민국
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vIraMru4vU&list=PL26D01AF2105C675D Music and videos by Dave Black & Cylvi Manthyng, two New Zealanders living in South Korea. The pieces here are made from remixed field recordings of traditional Korean musicians and instruments such as the gayageum, taepyongso, buddhist chants and samulnori drumming, plus our live version of the folk song 'Arirang'.