Black String: A Lunch Conversation

Lecture Series

Monday, January 14, 2019


Coulter Lounge

Join the University of Chicago's Center for East Asia Studies and International House as we welcome Black String members, Yoon Jeong Heo, Jean Oh, Aram Lee, and Min Wang Hwang to engage in a conversation about their music careers and impressive repertoire which focuses on improvisation as an important aspect of Korean traditional music and attempts to create a unique language through Asian intuition and musical idiom. This intimate, yet casual, lunch conversation will be moderated and the audience will be encouraged to ask questions.

Black String, founded in 2011 as part of government sponsored Korea-UK cultural exchange program titled “UK Connection,” seeks a new sound that can incorporate a variety of expressions in traditional music, as well as harmonize with other expression in world music. This new sound will be interpreted by artists who embrace traditional music as well as jazz, reflecting both composed and improvised creations.


This program is FREE and open to the public with registration being REQUIRED to attend. Lunch will be served to all registrants. Registration will close on Thursday, January 10th. Register here.

This program is sponsored by the International House Global Voices Program at the University of Chicago, UChicago Presents, and the University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies with support from a Title VI National Resource Center grant from the United States Department of Education.