The Art of Bowing (2021-22)

    monthly release of audiovisual work on https://joo.work
    project supported by Mullae Arts Space, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture

© Max Harper
Starting December 1st, 2021, haegeum performer/composer Jeonghyeon Joo presents new work under the theme of The Art of Bowing every month until May 2022. Featured works include her solo compositions and collaborative works with composers, performers, and filmmakers based in Los Angeles and Seoul. Each of the six chapters will consist of an audiovisual piece, performance recording, or writing.

The Art of Bowing explores aesthetics and the world beyond the action of bowing, questioning what is beyond the body, sound, and movement of herself and her instrument. It first draws the aesthetic meaning of the bowing itself by putting a microscopic lens to the physicality of the haegeum and the performing body. It then captures the moment of connection and disconnection between them and expands its perspective to the environment and socio-cultural context surrounding the haegeum and body.

The Art of Bowing is made possible through the generous support from the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture.

Deepest thanks to dear collaborators; Sam Wells, Max Harper, Tim Feeney, Sangbin Patrick Rhie, Ulrich Krieger, and Yoona Kim.


Cries and Whispers (2021, in progress)

      original film by Ingmar Bergman | directed by Genevieve Fowler | music by Jeonghyeon Joo
      produced by the CalArts Center for New Performance
      project supported by Arts Council Korea

Work-in-Progress Performances
Feb 19 8pm PST / Feb 20 1pm KST
Feb 20 10pm PST / Feb 21 3pm KST

Panel Discussion
Feb 21 8pm PST / Feb 22 1pm KST

FREE | Presented Virtually

In a radical reimagining of the seminal film, director Genevieve Fowler creates a liminal memory space in which lineage, histories, and the personal lens expand, inform, and liberate the powerful women of Bergman’s world. Collaging the film’s text and visual narrative with the performers’ individual experience, the work offers an exploratory space, expanding previous perceptions of the seminal film.

With original composition by renowned haegeum performer and composer Jeonghyeon Joo, this international collaboration brings the viewer into a dreamlike environment through deep listening, collage, and the performers’ individual experiences.

Produced by CalArts Center for New Performance.

Cries and Whispers was made possible through funding by Arts Council Korea.
Cries and Whispers is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.


Exercise/Exorcise (2021)

      57-minute free improvisation album co-produced by Fahad Siadat and Jeonghyeon Joo

Producers’ Note
For those who have trained in classical performance practice, expertise often comes with the weight of history and tradition filled with expectations and assumptions about what is appropriate and good.
How might we honor and build upon our traditional training as performers and composers without being weighed down by it? How do we exercise these cultivated skills while exorcising ourselves of the burdensome expectations that inhibit exploration and creativity?
This series of guided, improvised duets explores a series of contrasting dualities (male/female, voice/instrument, east/west, traditional/experimental) in hopes of finding hidden third ways between and beyond such binaries.
- Fahad Siadat & Jeonghyeon Joo

Credits
Fahad Siadat, voice
Jeonghyeon Joo, haegeum
David Saldaña, recording
Jungin Park, audio mixing
Jungmyun Lee, audio mastering
Taimin Ahn, cover design
special thanks to the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles.

Distributed by 4Tay Records (United States), SoundPress (South Korea)
Recorded at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, November 13th, 2019
© 2021 Fahad Siadat and Jeonghyeon Joo. All Rights Reserved.

Tracklist
1. exhale 날숨
2. from the ground I 땅으로부터 I
3. from the ground II 땅으로부터 II
4. interlude 간주곡
5. prayer I 기도문 I
6. prayer II 기도문 II
7. inhale 들숨


연습 - EXERCISE (2019-20)

      60-minute long interdisciplinary work by Jeonghyeon Joo in collaboration with Ui-Kyung Lee, Hyun-min Lee, Jeho Yun, Nakyoung Shin and Sejin Choi
      premiered on January 2020, Daehakro Arts Theater, Seoul, South Korea
      project supported by Arts Council Korea & ARKO Creative Academy

© Sejin Choi

Haegeum Sanjo (2019)

      released audio and video recording of Jeonghyeon Joo performing Haegeum Sanjo of Ji Yeonghui’s School

© gogamdoc
Jeonghyeon Joo, haegeum
Inhyuk Hwang, janggu
Jeongmyun Lee, recording engineer
EUM Sound, mixing & mastering
gogamdoc, director of photography
project supported by Arts Council Korea  

Project JOULE (2019)

      new music collective by Jeonghyeon Joo (haegeum), Nayeong Park (gayageum) and Jeongmin Park (geomungo)
      premiered new pieces by Project JOULE, Yeongsang Kim, and Sangbin Patrick Rhie
      presented works by alcides lanza, Ulrich Krieger, and PyoungRyang Ko (arranged by Project JOULE)
      project supported by Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture



Ensemble PHASE (2017-20)

      new music ensemble consists of five Korean traditional instrument performers; Jeonghyeon Joo (haegeum), Hwayoung Lee / Nayeong Park (gayageum), Jeongmin Park (geomungo), Kilyong Chae (daegeum), and Minseop Song (piri; saengwhang)


compilation album featuring works by Sngkn Kim, Songyi Kim, Seungwan Baek, Jeongmin Park, and Patrick Sangbin Rhie

digital single featuring work by Myungsun Lee
Season 2017-20 Highlights:
• commissioned and premiered 40+ new works by living composers around the world
• artist-in-residence at San Francisco State University (2019) and San Diego State University (2018)
• performer-in-residence at the International Computer Music Conference 2018, Daegu, South Korea
• projects supported by Seoul Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Korea, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Korean Traditional Performing Arts Foundation, and Studio Paju


© 2022 Jenghyeon Joo. All Rights Reserved.