EMN – Ensemble Mik Nawooj - CANCELLED

501 Texas Ave
(713) 227-4772
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    *** This event presented the Society for the Performing Arts is cancelled. Please visit or reach the box office for more information and ticket option details. ***


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    Led by composer/pianist, JooWan Kim, hip hop orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj (EMN) creates new concert music based on the musical materials of hip-hop and by sampling compatible classical compositional techniques. Executed with MCs/lyricists Do D.A.T. and Sandman, a lyric soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, drums and bass, the music is rigorous, nuanced, accessible, and free from the dogmas of Western European concert music aesthetic. The result is seamless tête-à-tête with “textures swimming through the sound…like the world’s fastest ping-pong game” (Pitchfork) and is considered the “cutting edge of hip-hop” (Huffington Post).

    Joowan Kim, composer and pianist
    Do D.A.T., MC and lyricist
    Sandman, MC and lyricist


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