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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 Festival, BEST 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)
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