Drummer & Composer Sun-Mi Hong's Third Album on Color Vinyl LP!
Growing up in South Korea was difficult for the young Sun-Mi Hong, intent on a musical path but experiencing restrictions and negativity. Drumming became a refuge, a place to escape to. It took over her life and became an obsession for her. The sound and energy was a huge inspiration and helped channel the emotions she was feeling.
Surrounded by negativity, criticism of her chosen path and pressure to follow a more secure, traditional career, her persistence and resilience prevailed and she made the move, a little over 10 years ago, to study in Amsterdam, an undertaking full of risk, facing a new culture with barriers in spoken and musical language.
Step forward a decade and Sun-Mi has built a formidable reputation in her city, in the Netherlands and beyond, and is fast cementing her position as one of the leading up-and-coming talents on the European scene.
Sun-Mi's new record with her long-running quintet, balances meticulously crafted compositions with investigations into the great unknown of improvised music. Each record she's released with the quintet up until this point, (First, Second and now Third Page: Resonance), chronicles her life as an artist and her unique path to her goal.
Drifting between expressions of warmth and appreciation contrasted with moments of pure passion and catharsis, this is an album that cannot be ignored - it demands your attention and your focused listening unlike anything else you are likely to hear.
- Color Vinyl
- Made in the EU
|Nicolò Ricci||tenor saxophone|
|Alessandro Fongaro||double bass|
- Care Less
- Screams Like Vapours (Improv)
- Letter with No Words
- As We Are
- Screams Like Vapours (Encore)