IF VOLCANOES COULD SING - Princess Cinema, WATERLOO

  • Princess Cinema 6 Princess St W Waterloo, ON, N2L 2X8 Canada
"If Volcanoes could sing, then they would sound like Bae Il-Dong. The Korean's voice has such breath that it not only fills physical space like a lava flow, but seems to stretch back across time" - John Shand, ABC Jazz (Still from Intangible Asset No. 82)

"If Volcanoes could sing, then they would sound like Bae Il-Dong. The Korean's voice has such breath that it not only fills physical space like a lava flow, but seems to stretch back across time"

- John Shand, ABC Jazz

(Still from Intangible Asset No. 82)

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Bae Il-Dong spent seven years alone in the mountains of Korea, sleeping in a hut, and singing every morning into a roaring waterfall for up to 18 hours a day – a traditional training regimen to develop the fearsome vocal strength that defines Pansori .   Kim Dong-Won is a master drummer and vocalist, who in 1987 was incarcerated as a political prisoner for defiantly making music, and who now plays regularly with cellist Yo-Yo Ma as a member of his internationally acclaimed Silk Road Ensemble. Both were featured artists in Intangible Asset No. 82, a fascinating documentary about a jazz drummer’s search for an elusive Korean Pansori singer, which debuted at the Sao Paulo International Film Festival in Brazil, and was a finalist in the Audience Vote for BEST DOCUMENTARY. The film went on to win BEST DOCUMENTARY at the Durban International Film FestivalBEST SOUND IN DOCUMENTARY at the 2009 AFI Awards Australia, and was voted runner-up for Most Popular Documentary at the Melbourne International Film Festival.

700 PM Screening (Free): "Intangible Asset Number 82" (2009/dir. by Emma Franz)

830 PM Live Pansori Performance (Ticket Required): "Song of Sim Cheong" (with English surtitles)

TICKETS: $30 regular, $20 arts workers/seniors; $10 student rush with valid ID available here.

“Every pore of his being is devoted to expressing the deep emotion he feels for traditional Korean culture. Its philosophy, physicality and spirituality are organic to Dong-Won's art. It is an inspiration to make music with him.” - Yo-Yo Ma, Cellist

“Every pore of his being is devoted to expressing the deep emotion he feels for traditional Korean culture. Its philosophy, physicality and spirituality are organic to Dong-Won's art. It is an inspiration to make music with him.”

- Yo-Yo Ma, Cellist

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