Dasom Baek uses various looping techniques to breathe new life into traditional Korean woodwind instruments such as the Daegeum, Sogeum and Saenghwang. Combined with the physical presence of Dasom Baek’s voice, these instruments conjure holistic, multi-sensory experiences through piercing loops and dizzying musical phrases. Her contemporary approach to these traditional instruments can be mesmerizing, gripping, soothing or unsettling. Her hypnotic live performance is a near-ritualistic experience that’s equally grounded in traditional music, performance art and avant-garde compositions.
Dasom Baek performs on Saturday 9 April.