Studio 150 Bethlehemkerk & Amarte Studio Concerts presents:

Sun-Mi Hong Quintet:

Sun-Mi Hong – Drums

Alessandro Fongaro – Bass

Nicolò Ricci – Tenor Saxophone

Alistair Payne – Trumpet

Chaerin Im – Piano

Sun-Mi Hong Quintet

14 December 2021
Aanvang: 20.00u

After the debut album launch in 2017, her quintet has become a recognized and award winning ensemble that stretches the sonic envelope.
Sitting on the periphery of tradition while often dipping her toes into the avant-garde, Sun-Mi is set on delivering a highly personal second album.

The album itself is aiming to toy with the emotions of the listener, as if walking through life’s swings and roundabouts. The compositions reflect moments of Sun-m’s past told in a present tense.
These moments are not told through the actions of what happened, but more the feelings that happened. Sun-Mi is quite open with the fact that moving to Europe was a struggle in many ways.
But also simply the greatest and most rewarding decision she ever made. This struggle colliding with the sheer elation of feeling welcome is reflected in the song writing.

A Self-Strewn Portrait has an air of premeditation around it. Although much of the music creation was left up to the moment, Sun-Mi etched a hypothetical line through everything that was recorded.
It was a clear aim from the beginning of the process that this album would sound like an album as a whole, as opposed to individual songs.

‘Het Sun-Mi Hong Quintet kiest het kielzog van de post-bop van de jaren zestig, baanbrekende muziek uit de tijd lang voordat de drummer en haar kompanen ‘in de maak’ waren.
Hong lengt het aan met een zweem van mysterieus impressionisme, geïnspireerd door Maurice Ravel…
Dit album laat zich integraal beluisteren als een gedroomde suite, lyrisch en eerlijk tegelijk; een indrukwekkend visitekaartje van nu al één van de opmerkelijkste ensembles in de hedendaagse jazz.’– JazzNu