Friday 05.07.13 - 12:00 - Gloria

”You can’t make innovations, if you don’t know the tradition”, says one of the members of Geomungo Factory. The quartet has a mission: To introduce the world to the string music of South Korea as played on the massive sitar instruments of that nation, which are strummed using a small stick of bamboo. The instruments, which are called Geomungo, date as far back as the 4th century. But there is a distinctly modern sound to the alien notes. The music is groovy and full of playful rhythms and the four Koreans play like a well-oiled clockwork. Geomungo Factory use both pedals and amplifiers on the old instruments to extract new nuances and surprising breakthroughs.

Groovy sitar music with ancient origins
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