Classical teachers hate it and audiences don’t expect it. What happens when two totally different musical genres meet?
Don’t call it Hip-Hop. Don’t call it Classical music either. Ensemble Mic Nawooj calls it New Concert Music. By method sampling—the technique of borrowing sound bytes or scores from music and remixing it—they’re creating a radically inclusive space for musical performance. What started as tinkering for JooWan Kim while at the SF Conservatory of Music, has now become a movement worthy of national attention. When the country’s in need of barrier breaking, this ensemble brings together diverse audiences into one joyful, musical space.