Sol Daniel Kim / Cello

Dayoung Yoon / Gayageum

This duo band was founded in 2016 by Austrian cellist Sol Daniel Kim and Korean gayageum player Dayoung Yoon. The duo drew inspiration from the Pavilion of Unity situated in the centre of Berlin, the catalyst for an intercultural approach to making music that celebrates the harmonious symbiosis between two different cultures in the search for something new.

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They quickly gained recognition in Europe, starting with their debut in Berlin and other European countries. In 2020, they won the Artist of the Year Award in a Korean music incubation programme hosted by Jeongdong Theater, and in 2021, they were invited to perform at the Korea-Netherlands 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations in the Netherlands and Germany.

  • “An extraordinary collaboration between East and West featuring the two similar yet different instruments.” The Korea Times
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Dasom Baek

Dasom Baek is an accomplished composer, improviser, collaborator, and solo performer specialising in traditional Korean instruments such as daegeum, sogeum, danso, and saenghwang. With a deep appreciation for tradition and a passion for exploration, she brings an innovative approach to traditional Korean music. Her unique style, which incorporates modern techniques and electronic elements and layering, offers an engrossing experience.

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In 2021, she collaborated with Argentinean cellist Violeta Garcia on the album Absence, featuring avant-garde and experimental music. In 2022, she showcased at renowned festivals such as Rewire Festival in Den Haag, BDRCST Festival in Brussels, and New Grounds in Rotterdam. In September 2023, she will release her second solo album, Mirror City.

  • "Dasom Baek's 'Verge of Dawn' is the captivating start of this musical journey, where she skillfully uses daegeum, sogeum, saenghwang, and her looped voice to build melodic layers in real-time." Korean Indie (US)
  • "Dasom Baek's exploration of experimental music with traditional instruments in 'Nothingness' is both exciting and groundbreaking, making it an ideal starting point for those seeking a unique musical journey." Korean Indie(US)