(John in the) Cage + Hazel
계수정 (sOojung Kae) - keyboards
김하은 (Haeun Kim) - alto sax, percussion
천명실 (Myoungsil Cheon) - percussion
(John in the) Cage composed by sOojung Kae.
Hazel composed by Nate Wooley.
Voice and bird sounds from Sunmin Park’s Architecture of Mushroom.
Recorded by Sunmin Park.
Mastered by Bojan Vuletic at Ignoring Gravity.
Recorded on October 21, 2018 at viaart gallery, Daedong Hotel on Jeju Island.
Cover art: Capture from Architecture of Mushroom, Sunmin Park, 2018, Single Channel Video.
Last autumn, Sunmin and I agreed to hold a concert on the last day of her exhibition titled, Architecture of Mushroom.
Naturally, John Cage who is an inspiration and was a mushroom expert popped into my head. A score of my composition called, (John in the) Cage was sitting on my piano at the time. I decided to play it for the concert. As I was pondering about my set, I thought, "Hmm...it would be nice if I finished the concert with a simple melody." My dear friend Nate Wooly’s music, titled Hazel, was sitting next to the (John in the) Cage score. I finalized the program by playing those two pieces together.
It was magical! The whole process was full of joy and it was a pleasure performing with Haeun and Myoungsil!!!
I want to celebrate and create a tangible memory of this day!
Thus, the release of this music.