Wednesday, October 9 Beginning at 7p.m. JENNIFER LISA VEST JIN HI KIM Free and open to the public
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October 9th, 7p.m.


Jennifer Lisa Vest

west coast artist of Black and Native American heritages delivers her brand of Philopoetics in an evening of spoken word and philosophy


Jennifer Lisa Vest is a lecturer and performing artist who combines poetry, philosophy and feminist theory to address the need for personal and institutional change. Vest has performed poetry and spoken word, and delivered philopoetic lectures at numerous universities, political events, and arts venues throughout North America. She has had her poetry published in eight anthologies, seven journals, a chapbook, and has produced three poetry CDs. For ten years she taught cross-cultural Philosophy and Women's Studies at Seattle University and the University of Central Florida.


Jennifer Lisa Vest's website


Jin Hi Kim

internationally acclaimed virtuoso plays komungo, a Korean fourth century fretted board zither, in a solo concert of improvised music


Jin Hi Kim, born in Korea, performs on the komungo in a style that is at once meditative and vividly energetic. In three decades of creative activity, she has worked in improvisational forms with traditional music masters from Asia and Africa and performed in a free improvisation context at many international festivals with prominent Western avant-garde improvisers. This Guggenheim Fellow utilizes her own compositional method called Living Tones, when composing works for the ancient instrument with Western orchestra and chamber music. She was a Composer-in-Residence with New Haven Symphony Orchestra (2009-11) and commissioned by the Kronos Quartet, Chamber Music Society for Linclon Center, American Composers Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project and New Haven Symphony. Kim has co-designed the world's only electric komungo. Her autobiography Komungo Tango, a 25 years journey of creative collaborations with master musicians around the world, was published in Seoul, South Korea.

Jin Hi Kim's website

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University of Massachusetts
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