Clik | Edition 22 | October 2022.
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We are delighted to connect with you through live events at physical spaces, via hybrid modes or virtually at the click of a button! We invite you to join us, whenever you are ready, or from wherever you are, on myriad creative journeys, where with valued partners in India and in Korea, we explore new pathways and experiences, the magic of live performances and exhibitions or engage with those newly imagined from creation to reception and distribution on digital platforms. In this edition, with a combination of phygital presentations, we invite you to evocative journeys and sensory experiences that though moored in local culture, connect and resonate with audiences worldwide!

We hope, with this e-digest, to stay meaningfully connected with you, to discover and engage with the unique, local characteristics as well as the shared, global dimensions of the dynamic, ongoing intercultural dialogue between India and Korea.


Learn Seoye (Korean Calligraphy) & Minhwa (Korean folk painting)

In association with

Chennai 1 King Sejong Institute

Seoye or Korean calligraphy is not a symmetrical arrangement of conventional shapes but rather, something like the coordinated movements of a skillfully choreographed dance - impulse, movement, momentary poise and the interplay of active forces combining to form a balanced whole. With simple, basic rules learn to write Hangul - the graphic Korean alphabet and draw flowers like chrysanthemums and cherry blossoms.

Minhwa or Korean folk painting, is an extraordinary, unconventional form of traditional Korean art which encompasses a variety of subjects and methods of expression and displays a strong adherence to symbols and events drawn from everyday life. Minhwa ranges from bird and flower paintings to the tiger and the dragon and the ten longevity symbols. Strong lines, vivid colours, bold, unconventional wit, humour and innate optimism combine to create a philosophy that is uniquely Korean.

The classes are conducted by Ms. Park Soon Jin, a highly skilled Korean artist with over 20 years' experience.

Registration commences on Monday, 3 October 2022.

Minhwa: Tuesdays & Thursdays / 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. Classes commence on Thursday, 6 October 2022.

Calligraphy: Mondays & Fridays / 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. Classes commence on Friday, 7 October 2022. Course duration: 3months.

Limited seats available. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For further enquiries and to register, please call T: 044-2436 1224 write to:

Presented in association with

The National Intangible Heritage Center, Republic of Korea.

Cultural heritage provides both tangible and intangible representations of the values, beliefs, traditions and lifestyles of prior generations, which through careful preservation, continue to have relevance in contemporary times.

In Season 2 of the popular series that focuses on the intangible heritage of Korea, we highlight 'Arirang', the representative folk sing that exemplifies the spirit of Korea.

Arirang, is a much-loved, well-known lyrical folk song from the Republic of Korea. It is the outcome of collective contributions made by ordinary Koreans throughout generations. Essentially a simple song, it consists of the refrain ‘Arirang, arirang, arariyo’ and two simple lines, which differ from region to region. While dealing with diverse universal themes, the simple musical and literary composition invites improvisation, imitation and singing in unison, encouraging its acceptance by different musical genres. Experts estimate the total number of folk songs carrying the title ‘Arirang’ to have some 3,600 variations, with about sixty versions. A great virtue of Arirang is its respect for human creativity, freedom of expression and empathy. Everyone can create new lyrics, adding to the song’s regional, historical and genre variations, and cultural diversity. Arirang is universally sung and enjoyed by the Korean nation. At the same time, an array of practitioners of regional versions, including local communities, private groups and individuals, actively lead efforts for its popularization and transmission, highlighting the general and local characteristics of individual versions. Arirang is also a popular subject and motif in diverse arts and media, including cinema, musicals, drama, dance and literature. It is an evocative hymn with the power to enhance communication and unity among the Korean people, whether at home or abroad.

Arirang was added to UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2012.

About the National Intangible Heritage Center, Republic of Korea:

The National Intangible Heritage Center's mission is to retrieve Korea's intangible cultural heritage from the past, to preserve it and to increase its value for future generations.

Set up in 2013, The National Intangible Heritage Center (NIHC) is located in Jeonju, a city known for its traditional music, architecture and cuisine. NIHC is the first complex administrative institution for safeguarding and transmission of Korean Intangible Cultural Heritage.

NIHC has various facilities such as permanent/special exhibition galleries, performance halls, archives, international conference rooms, learning spaces.

The primary roles of NIHC are safeguarding, transmitting, and fostering Korea's Intangible Cultural Heritage through research, archiving, exhibitions, performances, educational programs, support for the Masters of Intangible Cultural Heritage practices, and extension of the market for traditional crafts.

To view the film click on Virtual_Connect_Cultural_Collaborations.html on Friday, 14 October 2022 at 6.00 p.m. IST.

The link to view the film will be accessible until Friday, 21 October 2022.

Korean Music Week : Traditional instrumentation with a unique contemporary twist.


ID Live in Chennai

- Traditional Korean instruments… contemporary soundscapes…

Presented In association with

Korean Cultural Centre

With support from

Traveling Korean Arts

Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange

Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Chennai

The Korean band ID, founded in 2015 comprising three wind players and one drummer, presents music stressing on the powerful energy and unique timbre of Korean winds. They create their music based on Korean musical element of folk songs and nursery rhyme, sometimes utilizing melodic or rhythmic phrases from other music genres as a source.

ID’s music generally features a band-set made up of a guitar, a drum-set, keyboard, janggu (hourglass-shaped drum), Korean wind instruments such as piri (a small reed made of bamboo), saenghwang (free reed mouth organ) and taepyeongso (double reed wind instrument of the oboe family). ID's soundscape is woven primarily by the piri which boasts the loudest sound of all the traditional Korean instruments even if it is the smallest, and is layered by the timbres of saenghwang and taepyeongso.

ID adapted their name from the Freudian term “id” in Latin, which means “the pleasure principle intended for satisfying the instinct or pleasure.” They aim to bring out the instinct for musical pleasure from their audience, through a soundscape that is characterized by the unique energy of the wind and cheerful atmosphere of the natural world.

NAM Kimun - piri, taepyeongso, guitar
JUNG Seung Ryoul - piri, saenghwang (sheng), taepyeongso
OH Youngbin - keyboard, piri, taepyeongso
KIM Hongsub - janggu, drum-set
KIM Jingyu - bass

The India premiere: Bon Voyage

Bon Voyage (Have a good trip!) expresses the cultural and musical inspiration that the ensemble ID received while travelling in Korea as well as outside of Korea, with music created by expanding the method and framework of expressing the full range of Korean traditional music. Since its foundation, ID has travelled to various regions such as the southern and eastern coasts of Korea, crossing Russia and visiting in and around Hokkaido, Japan, observing various natural and cultural environments, interacting with locals, and interpreting the unique music and culture of each region. Their programme aims to show the 'freedom' and 'cheerfulness' that ID pursues while expressing their colourful travel story.

Profile of artists:

NAM Kimun

NAM Kimun

The representative of the Korean Band ID.
A member of the piri (reed) band JC Crew.
The concertmaster of Nam SangIl Band.
The bandmaster of Nam Kimun Band.

OH Youngbin

OH Youngbin

Composing, arranging and conducting the annual concert “Gwito-Rabbit’s Pallan” by the National Changgeuk Company of Korea.
Composed, arranged, and performed ‘Ignite the Red Cliff’ by Sori Flower.
Composed and arranged for the annual concert ‘Orchestra Pansori Sugung’ by the KBS Gugak Orchestra.

KIM Hongsub

KIM Hongsub

Graduated from the Department of Traditional Arts, Chung-Ang University.
Currently a permanent percussionist of the Central Gugak Orchestra.

JUNG Seung Ryoul

JUNG Seung Ryoul

Awarded a Grand Prize from the 9th Gokseong Unification National Art Competition.
Awarded a Grand Prize from the National Gugak Competition of the 12th Environment Damyang Sori Festival.
Awarded a Grand Prize from the 9th Paju Uri Sori National Gugak Festival.

KIM Jingyu

KIM Jingyu

Released 3 single albums and the EP ‘Unfamiliar Dream, Strange Place, Stranger’ as a solo artist.
Conucted a session for Jo Yuri, Super Junior and many other recordings.
Won the 2nd prize at the 2019 Popular Music Composition Contest for Activation of Gugak.

ID will tour India as follows:

DELHI, on Saturday, 15 October 2022 at 5.00 p.m. IST. at DLF Avenue, New Delhi.

CHENNAI, on Monday, 17 October 2022 at 7.00 p.m. IST. at Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, Chennai.

MUMBAI, on Wednesday, 19 October 2022 at 7.00 p.m. IST. at Experimental Theatre, NCPA, Mumbai.

Entrance is free. Seating will be on a first-come, first served basis.

For further informtion, please contact T: 044-2436 1224 E:

This is a physical event and all prescribed Covid-related protocols will be strictly followed.

Presented in association with

Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Chennai

With Nature as their musical theme, the female Korean folk group Duobud presents music of comfort and healing with traditional percussion and gayageum melodies.

The combination of percussion and string highlights the contrast between percussive expressions of direct and explosive energies and lyrical string melodies. The percussion is so delicate that one’s breath can be heard while the Korean harp is played with a boldness reminiscent of electronic sounds. The resultant music, uniquely expands the expressive realms of both percussive and melodic instruments.

Duobud features:

Sora Kim (Multi-Percussion : Janggu, Jing, Yanggeum, Cymbal)
Jeongup Nongak, Jeollabuk-do Province Intangible Cultural asset no: 7-2
2018 WOMEX Official Showcase Artist

Jihye Lim (Gayageum)
Member of Korean Gayageum Players Association
Music Director of Court Dance ‘Chunangmu’ Association

We are delighted, after a two year hiatus to return to the magic of live performance to continue sharing qualitative examples of Korean contemporary music that showcases traditional instrumentation with a contemporary soundscape. We present Duobud, live at The Music Academy in Chennai - a refreshing, resonating, feisty blend of string and percussion. The performance is presented in association with the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Chennai.

Profile of artists:

Sora Kim (Multi-Percussion : Janggu, Jing, Symbol, Jeongju)
Completed Jeongup Nongak, Jeollabuk-do
Province imtangile Cultural asset no. 7-2
2018 WOMEX Official Showcase Artist

Jihye Lim (Gayageum))
Member of Korean Gayageum Players Association
Music Director of Court Dance ‘Chunangmu’ Association

About Duobud

• Fly, 6th Digital Single released, Seoul, Korea
• Inside, 5th Digital Single released, Seoul, Korea
• The encountered things, 4th Digital Single released, Seoul, Korea
• Borderline, NAVER Live Broadcast, Seoul, Korea
• Borderline, DUOBUD Concert, Seoul, Korea

• World Sacred Spirit Festival, Nagaur Fort, Rajasthan, India
• 19X19 Challenge, Jeonju Int’l Sori Festival, Jeonju, Korea
• Tradbox LAN concert CONNECT19, Seoul, Korea
• WooMyeon Mountain festival, National Gugak Center, Korea

• Reflect, DUOBUD Concert, Seoul, Korea
• PAMS CHOICE Official Showcase Artist, Seoul, Korea
• Borderline, DUOBUD Concert, Seoul, Korea
• SXSW Official Showcase Artist, Austin, USA

• Borderline, DUOBUD Concert, Seoul, Korea
• Korean Focus, Kaohsiung, Pingtung, Taiwan
• Showcase APaMM, Ulsan World Music Festival, Ulsan, Korea
• Starlight Consolation, DUO BUD Concert, Seoul, Korea
• Cloud, 3rd Digital Single released, Seoul, Korea
• Dark Silence, 2nd Digital Single released, Seoul, Korea
• Starlight Consolation, DUO BUD Concert, Seoul, Korea

• Starlight Consolation, DUO BUD Concert, Seoul, Korea
• Havana International Fair, Cuba
• B3 Paradigm, Musical Collaboration with ‘3People’ Taiwan, Jeonju Int’l Sori
Festival. Meeting a masterpiece of the future: Modernized Korean traditional
Music, Jeonju Int’l Sori Festival, Jeonju, Korea
• Okarina International Music Festival, Slovenia
• Celebration Concert of DUO BUD’s 1st Album released, Seoul, Korea
• Starlight Consolation, 1st Album released, Seoul, Korea
• Light, 1st Digital Single released, Seoul, Korea

• DUO BUD World Tour Concert, Monterrey, Mexico / Chicago, USA
• DUO BUD Korean Traditional Music Workshop, Newyork, USA
• Ritmo Festival, Budapest, Hungary
• The 27th Golden Melody Awards, Taipei, Taiwan
• DUO BUD Collaboration Music Concert, Seoul, Korea
• Showcase Babel Med Music, Marseille, France

• Recipient of KB Sori Prize (First Place) of 2015 Sori Frontier, Competition, Jeonju Int’l Sori Festival, Jeonju, Korea
• Chuncheon Arts Festival, Chuncheon, KoreaCareer History

Live in CHENNAI, on Friday, 21 October 2022 at 7.00 p.m. IST. at The Music Academy, New No. 168 (Old No. 306), T.T.K. Road, Chennai – 600 014.

Entrance is free. Seating will be on a first-come, first served basis.

For further informtion, please contact T: 044-2436 1224 E:

This is a physical event and all prescribed COVID-related protocols will be strictly followed.

Presented by

The art and craft of improvisation

Chennai-based artists, Maarten Visser (musician/composer) and Pravin Kannanur (visual artist/dramaturg) come together to guide an experiential study of two selected works of Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher. Building on their earlier work to devise and guide improvisation based on interdisciplinary elements and terms, Maarten and Pravin present Encounter 14 - Improvising with Escher, a workshop that draws from Escher's mathematically-inspired woodcut, 'Metamorphose' and the lithograph 'Three Worlds' to open up an array of perspectives for the performer. In the process, M. C. Escher's art of transformation, metamorphosis and relativity becomes a creative exploration for the participant.

Open to practitioners from all fields of performance.

Basement 21

Basement 21 is a group of creative artists based in Chennai, investigating contemporary thought and action by focusing not just on the artistic ‘product’ but the artistic process and the surrounding discourse, thus providing a necessary context often in need to be reconstructed. It is run by practitioners, informed by practice, and therefore committed to enabling and strengthening the growth of contemporary arts practice.

On Thursday, 29 October 2022 from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. at InKo Centre.

For registration contact: mail.basement

This is a physical event and all prescribed COVID-related protocols will be strictly followed.