The Watermill Project: Live in Concert

물레방아 프로젝트: 라이브 콘서트


Multi-talented vocalist and arranger Sara Kim brings traditional South Korean music into the world of contemporary Jazz.

Sara Kim's Watermill Project is a sophisticated and entertaining modernization of traditional South Korean song lyrics, songs that beautifully span a wide range of genres and traditional Korean culture including folk songs, children's lullaby’s and the country's national anthem! Kim's ear for modernizing traditional lyrics for a contemporary jazz quartet is outstanding, its effects are illuminating. Her vocal stylings are infectious; the vibrant interplay of the quartet bring new life to each song. The Watermill Project offers accessible music couched in cultural tradition and cultural identity. Featuring young emerging local talent that displays a love for modern improvisational jazz with a keen interest in (re)visiting traditional culture. 

Artistically driven to reach back to her Korean roots to discover and develop new artistic forms, Kim's music is reflective of a mosaic that informs Vancouver's ever growing multicultural diversity and artistic practices. Kim is a delightful new talent in the Vancouver music scene. She is joined by Dan Reynolds (Keyboard), Conrad Good (Bass), Jamie Yoonji Lee (Drums).

다재다능한 보컬리스트 겸 편곡자 김사라, 한국 전통음악을 현대 재즈의 세계로 가져오다.  

김사라의 물레방아 프로젝트는 전통적인 한국 노래와 가사를 정교하고 재미있게 현대화한다. 김사라의 노래는 아리랑, 아이들 자장가와 민요 등을 포함한 전통적인 한국 문화와 넓은 범위의 장르를 아름답게 아우른다. 전통 음악을 현대 재즈 쿼텟으로 바꾸는 김사라의 재능은 놀랍고, 그 효과는 빛을 발한다. 그녀의 보컬 스타일은 청중을 파고들고, 재즈 쿼텟의 생생한 상호작용은 노래마다 새로운 생명을 불어넣는다. 물레방아 프로젝트는 문화적 정체성과 문화적 전통을 접목한 음악을 보여준다. 젊은 로컬 재능을 보여줌으로써, 전통문화를 재해석하는 현대 즉흥 재즈에 대한 사랑을 보여준다.

 한국인 뿌리를 되짚는 예술적 탐험을 통해 새로운 예술적 형식을 발견하고 있는 김사라의 음악은 밴쿠버의 문화다양성과 예술활동을 보여준다. 김사라는 밴쿠버 음악계의 신선한 재목이다. 김사라는 Dan Reynolds (키보드), Conrad Good (베이스), 이윤지 (드럼)와 함께 공연한다.

Date: Friday, November 30, 2018

Time: 7:00pm

Admission:  *$17 Early Bird, $19 General Admission, **$16.00 Students, **$17 MOV Members. Free for individuals who self-identify as Indigenous.

Cash bar on site.

 *Early Bird ticket sales end November 29 at 5pm.

**MOV members and students please show your valid identification along with your ticket at the door.

Note:  Event ticket includes FREE admission to our feature exhibitions in/flux: Art of Korean Diaspora, Haida Now, c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city and Wild Things: The Power of  Nature in our Lives (reg. $19). Please arrive early with your event ticket to view the exhibits.

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Sara Kim is a Graduate of Capilano University’s jazz studies program and actively performing and teaching in Mainland BC. Her group, the Watermill Project – a musical collaboration between traditional Korean folk music and jazz, was formed after her training in traditional Korean vocal music from South Korea in 2016. In 2017, Sara was commissioned to arrange and collaborate with one of Capilano University Ensembles, Narwhal and performed at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts.  Kim is also a co-founder and a member of a local band, Omianan that performed at the Vancouver Jazz Festival, Sofar Vancouver and many other local venues.

Jamie Yoonji Lee was born in Seoul, the Republic of Korea. She started playing drums at the age of 10 and writing music since high school. She is now one of the rising jazz artists in Vancouver's jazz scene, known for her expressive and sensitive approach on the drums and her unique compositions.

Conrad Good was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. He began his music studies on cello when he was five. He has spent time as a performer in the music scenes in Montreal and Toronto. Since moving back to Vancouver he has become a common sight on the Vancouver jazz scene.

Dan Reynolds was born in Vancouver and studied jazz piano at McGill University.  He has performed across Canada with the McGill Jazz Orchestra as well as Calgary based singer Ellen Doty.  Dan composed and recorded a suite of music based on the parable of the Prodigal Son which won a Julian award of excellence for emerging Canadian jazz artists.  He is the artistic director of a jazz concert series at Roedde House Museum in the West end.