Saturday, 30 November 2013


"Objets infernaux"
Year:    2014
Country:    South Korea
Label:    Erstwhile Records
Format:    CD
Traacks:    5
Time:    55 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Free Improvisation           Noise

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Year:    2013
Country:  South Korea , US
City:    Seoul ,  Oberlin
Label:    Idiopathic rec.
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    2
Time:    22 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:         Free Improvisation         Noise

Recorded live in Oberlin, OH (USA) where currently lives AARON DILLOWAY. These two tracks have in total 38 minutes and are the result not separate of each musician, but ensemble making 100 % free improvisation. So we can to ear from almost empt silence to small sounds to small noises to even harsh noise.
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"Amplified WC"
Year:    2009
Country:    South Korea
City:    Seoul
Label:    Pilgrim Talk
Format:    mini-CD
Edition:   90 copies
Tracks:    1
Time:    20
Genre:   electroacoustic
Style:               Free Improvisation              Noise

The Amplified WC consists of 2 different sound installations located in the men’s and women’s WC rooms in the Nam June Paik Art Center, 2009. It was a tribute to Nam June Paik’s work “Prepared WC” in his first exhibition in 1963. This recording contains only the sound from the men’s room. In this sound installation, I applied and transformed some of my feedback techniques that I usually utilize for noise improvisation. Basically, two different feedback loops are crossed here: one feedback loop with a piezo mic loosely attached to the ventilation duct and one 8” monitor installed in the room that overlaps low frequency solid vibration feedback with mid or high range frequency room feedback; another (purely electric) feedback loop with an exposed audio cable and aluminum foil right under the ventilation duct so that the almost invisible vibration (caused by ventilation, low frequency feedback or just the flow of the air inside the bathroom) of the foil connects and disconnects the + and - of the cut and exposed audio cable. This is an unedited and unprocessed recording of the sound installation as improvised noise without improviser.
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Year:    2009
Country:    South Korea , US
Label:    Pilgrim Talk
Format:    LP
Tracks:    2
Time:    30 min.
Genre:    electroacoustic
Style:              Free Improvisation             Noise

Another work of Hong Chulki? in fact not, beacause this is the fruit between the union of 3 different artists but with similar cultural interest: non-music, experimentation and free improvisation. As the majority of  Free Improv. discs, is a little bit difficult to be exact about description, details and impressions. Sometimes even one day you can to have an opinion of this album and, the next day, an opinion totally different or even totally oppositte, depending on your mood. According to your mood. I've always thought that the call FREE IMPROV . is another style of Noise , possiblente more content and moderate. Perhaps more to induce reflection and quiet compared to other styles such as Harsh or HNW . But ultimately remains Noise. Sometimes gives the feeling as if someone , some artist or someone associated with the music scene Noise ( labels , web -zines , etc. . ) , Was offended by the mere fact of calling it just "Noise" . I think it is not at all derogatory or pejorative, qualify as "Noise" to a whole long list of artists who from 1913 to the present Luigi Russolo , through the musique concrète of the Japanoise 40'so year 1979 have done or tried to do something creative with the " noise" , which had always been considered a " nuisance ", " nuisance" or " default" . Here is a more than interesting test that can be play on sonros land "forbidden" and also this time , with 3 people who did not know each other and performing live before a small audience of Seoul city . It was recorded live at "Art Space Mullae", Seoul, June 2009 and edited by "Pilgrim Talk Records" from Chicago. / Drawing, design and artwork for the vinyl LP by Nick Hoffman.
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"4387 sec. "
Year:    2005
Country:    South Korea , US , South Korea
Label:    Balloon & Needle
Format:    CD
Tracks:    4
Time:    70 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Free Improvisation           Noise

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"Suicidal variations"
Year:    2007
Country:    South Korea
City:    Seoul
Label:    none
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    2
Time:    30 min.
Genre:    electroacoustic
Style:                Free Improvisation              Noise

Oh yes! Finally we can got another recording of this master of free improvisation. We deal with a bootleg totally unofficial but with very high quality sound. Just 2 tracks with 15 minutes each one to show us how to make funny music with broken instruments, old turntables or simple metalic objects. I don´t know why but the result is exactly of another releases: funny, interesting and good. This man, Hong Chulki, is still very young and his musical career is just at the begginig. We hope another good works from him.

 "Pulse music suite I-V"
Year:    2003
Country:    South Korea
City:    Seoul
Label:    Balloon & Needle
Format:    CD
Tracks:    5
Time:    25 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Free improvisation           Noise

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