2014 One Day Festival is a project hosted by The House Concert. More than 80 concerts will be held in different spaces located in Korea, China, and Japan on July 12, 2014. The main concept of festival is collapse of the wall between stage and auditorium. It is expected to be a new forum of international cultural exchange by enabling audience to share the special moment with people from different countries and artists to be exchanged between countries(partially).
2014 / 7/12 18:00 Hyung Joon Won – Violin Solo – Shun Art Gallery
Hyung Joon Won started his music life at Seoul’s Yewon School, which specializes in education for the Arts. Through the Yewon School, he was fortunate enough to study abroad at the Juilliard School’s Pre-College Faculty. Hyung Joon later graduated from the Juilliard School and the Mannes College of Music both located in New York.
Among his other music prizes, he was awarded the Grand Prize of the Yook-yeong Foundation Competition (1986), the First Prize of the Hanguk Ilbo Concours (1988), First Prize at the Kyunghyang Ehwa Competition (1989), First Prize of the Juilliard School Pre-College Award (1994), First Prize of the Kingsville International Competition (1994) and First Prize of the Rosemary Competition. At the tender age of 10, he performed together with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra headed by Maestro Park Eun-seong. He has also played with the MBC Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong’s Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra and the Seoul Youth Symphony. He played twice at the Marrowstone Music Festival, and once with the Massapequa Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 1990, Hyung Joon was invited to represent Korea and perform at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the title of that year being “The Reunification of East and West Germany.” In 1993, he was chosen as a finalist at the “Yong Performer’s Audition” organized by the New York Philharmonic, performing in front of Maestro Kurt Masur and the New York Philharmonic.
In 2009, Hyung Joon founded Lindenbaum Music, through which he organized the Lindenbaum Festival Orchestra, in collaboration with the world-famous Maestro Charles Dutoit (current Principal Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra). This year on February 27th, he was invited to the Oxford Union to deliver a speech on Orchestra Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula, and is currently working passionately to create a joint-orchestra concert between North and South Korea.
• Host The House Concert
• Supporter Arts Council Korea
• Date July 12th, 2014 (Sat)
• Time Simultaneously considering time difference
Korea and Japan: 19:00
China: 18:00（One of the show：Shun Art Gallery）
• Genres Performance based on classical music, jazz, world music, etc.
• Concept The utmost concept of the project is collapse of the wall between stage and auditorium. In case of concert halls, audiences will be seated on the floor of stage rather than auditorium(ref. 2013 One Day Festival Official Report). In other cases, concerts should be held in the way of minimizing a distance between audience and artists. As an exception for China and Japan, it is accepted to follow a general auditorium arrangement if audience to be seated on stage is not allowed.
Feel Music through Vibration of Floor The House Concert
Firstly began in Chang Soo Park’s house on July 12th in 2002, The House Concert has held 380 concerts approximately. The origin of The House Concert traces back to adolescence of the artistic director Park. When he was a student in arts high school, he went to his friend’s house to practice a piano. There he felt a deep vibration of floor when his friend started to play a piano. Inspired by this magical experience, he publicized it as “The House Concert” 20 years after. Park emphasizes it is important to feel the music not only through ears but also through whole body. Since there is no wall between audience and artists, both of them can easily find what makes The House Concert special. For artists, The House Concert is a place where they can see direct reaction of audience. For audience, it is a place where they can listen to even a breath of artists. As the first salon concert in Korea, The House Concert showed potential of small derelict theaters. Based on classical music, traditional Korean music, popular music, experimental music, puppet show, and independent film, The House Concert held 380 concerts with participation of 1,500 artists. Park also completed a hundred series of live recordings.
In July 2012, The House Concert ran 100 concerts at 23 national concert halls in 21 cities under the project named “House Concert in Your Town.” It is inspired by the problems regarding unbalance between urban-suburban areas and short-run-oriented performances. This project was actualized successfully with a great support of staffs from national concert halls and artists. The project ended in great success with participation of 8,856 audience and various broadcast media. In 2013, Park began to put this project as an annual project. In suburban concert halls, The House Concert had held 1~2 concerts per month respectively. It increased overall operation rate of concert halls, and it offered performance opportunities to artists. Throughout Park’s activities, he has tried to develop the cultural foundation. In 2013, The House Concert held 259 concerts. In this year, it is planning a huge leap again.
Artistic Director of The House Concert, Chang Soo Park
Born in Seoul in 1964, Chang Soo Park is working as a composer and a pianist. In 1986, he made his debut as a music performer in Batangol Theater. Afterwards, he continued his musical career in various fields including dance music, theatre music, music for experimental video by utilizing computer, installation, and image work techniques.
He drew attention and has been recognized as competent performer after releasing his works in 1990. Moreover, he released his collaboration work with Young Hee Kim’s MUTDANCE in 18 countries in 1990. He is also renown as an free music(improvisation) artist. From 2003, he has broadened his scope of activities to adding improvised music on silent films.
Park is participating in making creative high level performing arts with his artistic activities, critical mind, and prominent power of planning. Firstly began The House Concert from 2002, he created the “house concert fever” by holding 380 concerts in 12 years.
He represented a new paradigm of performing arts through his project “2012 Free Music Festival – House Concert in Your Town.” Two things were confirmed with this project accompanying 100 concerts at 23 concert halls in 21 cities: 1)suburban audience’s craving for cultural events and 2)possibility of vitalization of suburban concert halls. Based on this festival, The House Concert began to hold concerts regularly in national concert halls from 2013. He also drew public attention by holding 65 concerts at the same time in the same day (July 12th, 2013) in different places through the project “2013 One Day Festival.”
Celebrating the 200th concert, Park wrote a book “House Concert, when you open its door (Publisher: Eumaksekye).” In addition, he released the album “Infinite Finitude” containing experimental spirit in 2010.