Play On joins forces with the Immigration Museum to present the ground-breaking South Korean multi-instrumentalist and composer Park Jiha as part of Asia TOPA 2020.
With a practice grounded in South Korean classical music, Jiha’s genre-defying compositions exist at the intersection between old and new, transcending the space between South Korean traditional music and an otherworldly futuristic aesthetic.
For this special one-off Melbourne performance Jiha presents works from her highly praised latest record Philos (2019), a solo album in which the artist performs her mesmerising compositions on South Korean instruments including the piri, saenghwang and yanggeum. Moving between a spacious and almost ambient sound world to a frenetic, hyper-rhythmic sensibility, the performance is guaranteed to deliver a revelatory and unorthodox listening experience.
Celebrated for curating programs that are equal parts classical concert and dance party, Play On invites Melbourne underground cult-hero – DJ Moopie – to play a high-energy dance-floor ready set to close the night.
Presented by Play On and Immigration Museum for Asia TOPA.
Asia TOPA is a joint initiative of the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne and is supported by the Australian and Victorian Governments.
Play On acknowledges that our events take place on the stolen lands of the Traditional Owners of this country. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.