Classically-trained composer/pianist JooWan Kim leads Ensemble Mik Nawooj in the creation of Meta Music by sampling principles of both hip-hop and classical. Merging genres with a resident MC, a lyric soprano, woodwinds, French horn, string, piano, and drums, Ensemble Mik Nawooj creates rigorous, nuanced, and accessible music that challenges the aesthetics of Western European concert music in a way that is fast-paced, engaging, and fun.
Led by composer/pianist JooWan Kim, hip-hop orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj (EMN) creates Meta Music by sampling principles of both hip-hop and classical. Executed with MC/lyricist Sandman, a lyric soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, drums, and bass. The music is rigorous, nuanced, accessible, and free from the dogmas of the Western European concert music aesthetic.
After a successful performance of a novelty piece that featured an MC and chamber ensemble while JooWan Kim was completing his master’s degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the MC at the time suggested they make an album together. Six months later and writing about an hour of music, Kim had a profound […]
A perfect fusion of hip hop with classical music, led by composer and pianist JooWan Kim. This experience is performed with rap vocalists, called MCs, a lyric soprano, an urban dancer, woodwinds, a French horn, strings, a piano, and drums. The music is rigorous, nuanced, accessible and free from the aesthetic dogmas of European concert […]