[Young Artist in Full Bloom]#1.Artist Dalsome(Moon Island)

[Young Artist in Full Bloom : ARTIST “Dalsome”(Moon Island)]

I’m very happy to introduce an artist of <Young Artist in Full Blomm>,
which is collaborating project with Hancom and Woomunji!

#.New possibility of Daegeum is opened!

ARTIST “Dalsome(Moon Island)

-Twenty-nine and comma-

​*May, 18th, Thursday 8 pm @Jeongdong Maru*

▲ Dalsome(Moon Island) : Daeguem Palyer_Suji Moon & Acoustic Guitar Player_Kyuhyeong Kim


<Young Artist in Full Bloom>  now has begin.
It is the young traditional musician incubating project collaborated with Hancom and Woomunji.

Every Thursday, every different young musicians are staged through the application.

Every month, Jeongdong theater selects the best team and offers a grant for their creation
and the theater will organize “Youth Festival” to present the selected teams.

 In “Youth Festival”, one team is selected as “the best artist of the year”
and they will get a chance to become a candidate of  “Creation-ing”, Jeongdong Theater’s 2018 project.

Let’s discover the first artist “Dalsome(Moon Island)”
and their performance <Twenty-nine and comma>!


“Dalsome”, they might be a bit different

A Woman Daegeum Player, Suji Moon and “Dalsome”, a band focused on Daegeum

First, let’s discover Daegeum player “Suji Moon”

She is very special as she is a rare woman Daegeum player.

And “Dalsome” is special as it is a band focused on “Daegeum”

The beginning of “Dalsome”

4 years ago, Suji Moon recognized Kyuhyeong Kim at a glance on a busking show and proposed him to play together.

With the purpose of strengthen the segment of applied music on her music,
Suji made the team “Dalsome” with Kyuhyeong who has ability of wiring and composing music.

The name “Dalsome” literally means “Moon Island” in Korean language.

“Moon” came from Suji’s family name and “Island” came from Ireland where Suji studies and got many affection.

The music of “Dalsome” is not someone’s story. It is story of Suji, herself.

As it was very first time to experience Gugak(Korean traditional music) for Kyehyeong,
the beginning had many difficulties.

When Kyuhyeong received the music note from Suji Moon, he felt it as an empty paper from another space.

At the first time, it took over 4 hrs to complete 2 songs.
But they had a passion for new challenge and creation and it made them to advance.​

Suji writes the melody and Kyuhyeong completes it. It is the way they make the music.

▲ Dalsome : Daegeum Player_Suji Moon

The music of “Dalsome”

Regarding the specific figure of their music, Kyuhyeong says :

“It is jut itself and unknown nationality music which is only one in the world”

He never match Gugak to western music but he bring the sound of Daegeum into relief.

It is the musical figure of “Dalsome”.

It might be possible
as Suji hopes that Daegeum is figured as itself rather than as traditional instrument,
and as Kyuhyeong has huge spectrum of guitar playing from Acoustic to Gypsy guitar.

Island & Ireland

<Ireland> is a song which presents well the musical color of “Dalsome”

​To explain about Suji’s music, it is always needed to mention about Ireland where she spent a year to study language.
One day, Suji just jumped to Ireland because of her tired heart from the music.

But she was aware that she could not give up her music there.

She enjoyed improved playing with musicians in a music shop and she fell into love with Daeguem.

Many western people have much of interest to Daeguem as the wooden instrument has metallic sound.

Therefore, she started to concentrate on the sound of the instrument and she has desired to study about the instrument.

The music <Ireland> is a song that contains all her emotion of missing, angers etc.​..

Hohonakrak – “Dalsome”‘ Busking
Otc, 16 2016 2 pm/ Gamgodang-gil Gukak Busking Festival “Hohonakrak”
2017.5.6 달섬 (Analogue Agit)

 The First Stage,<Twenty-nine and comma>

As the music of “Dalsom” starts from Suji, it is needed to focus on her “Aging Project”

From fresh Twenty-five to confused Twenty-seven.

She has recorded her own emotion through performance and music.

And here, she presents her premier of <Twenty-nine and comma> at Jeongdong Theater’s <Young Artist in Bloom>

Her desire for taking some rest before her thirty and her wish for stopping,
She complete the music with all of these stories.​

In this performance, you can meet her “Twenty-nine” through her music.

“Dalsome” never defines its’ genre as ‘Tradition’ or ‘Fusion’
and communicates with the audience only by the instrument.

They wish to have many chances to make BGM or Logo song
in the purpose of presenting Daegeum as familiarized instrument for the public
over the stereotype that it is just a traditional instrument.

The first stage of <Young Artist in Bloom> of Jeongdong Theater.

And the premier of <Twenty-nine and comma> of “Dalsome”.

Looking forward the first stage with expectation toward their various stories.

** ARTIST “Dalsome” **

​Dalsome is a band who tries to produce contemporary-traditional melody to make gugak as popular music.

Also, they aim to music which not only for Korean audience but also for world wide audiences.

Musicians_Daeguem Suji Moon / Acoustic guitar  Kyuhyeong Kim / Acoustic Bass Kitae Kim

<Young Artist in Full Bloom> May.18 Thursday 8pm

@ Jeongdong Maru / All seats 10,000KRW

“Dalsome” <Twenty-nine and comma>