Home > News > “GongMyoung” Thrilled Audience on Weekend
7:31 | 02/06/2012 | 67

“GongMyoung” Thrilled Audience on Weekend

Combining traditional and modern instruments, every dying second and minute was important to watch as the audience watched with anxiety the close to 5 hours performance.

Hundreds of Fans Massed to Mark Its 15th Anniversary

By Jimmy Kim, Staff Writer

“GongMyoung” stages concert of traditional, modern music by creative instruments.

The National Theater of Korea played host to “GongMyoung”, the global performing music Group from May, 13 to 14, 2012, in a thrilling performance that kept the audience spell bound from start to finish.

Combining traditional and modern instruments, every dying second and minute was important to watch as the audience watched with anxiety the close to 5 hours performance with few interruptions on each days performance.

Cheers and applause echoed from every angle in the mighty theater as the soul searching and emotional sounds were performed in a melange natural background like the valleys, mountains, forest, the sea, and clouds, among others. This unique background sent across a special message of nature and its beauty, and it caught the attention of all and sundry.

The songs performed included, Treasure Island with a feeling of treasures, War and Peace, High Speed Movement, Sunflower, Performance Rain, Dream, Bamboo Flower, WalkAbout, Spring, among others.

The most interesting and spectacular aspect of the GongMyoung Group is the multitalented and creative nature of its members. They shuttle from one instrument to another at given intervals without destabilizing the smooth flow of the musical rhythm.

Some instruments like the flute and gong were fabricated on stage and used at the same time to the amazement of fans who spared no energy applauding the four men, four color, , as they are often called.

The performance portrayed a strong sense of Korean history, and a group of people determined to build their own lives and keep the relics of the past intact, in a world where cultures are fast disappearing in favor of globalization.

Spectators could not hide their feelings after the performance;

Kim, an elementary school pupil said this group is so special to me because I enjoyed their performance from start to finish. I was not bored even for a second”.

Mr Choi remarked, I have watched this group perform in several occasions, but each time I watch them it sounds like the first time because they are always so talented.

What impressed me the most is the multitalented and creative aspect of the group, I have become inspired to create something when I go back to my country, Brandon from Canada .

Mrs. Mary, from the Netherlands said, after watching the performance, i discovered that we can use anything around us to become famous if were are determined to do so.

GongMyoung in Korean language translated in English means, resonation. GongMyoung, has been introduced into text books in the elementary school. Recently, the Korean Culture and Arts Centers Association accredited GongMyoung as a model performing arts group, following its contribution to low income or needy people.

Their musical mix is quite comfortable to watch and enjoy. Although it has a background of Korean music life and history, the group has expanded its music and there is no limit to watch and enjoy their performance no matter ones origin.

GongMyoung Group has been hailed as the Ambassadors of traditional Korean Music at home and in international festivals.

Created in 1997, they began their major debut in 2001.Since then; the Group has made Koreans proud at home and in the Diaspora. In 2001, they took part in the Singapore Art Festival and the Pina Bausch Festival in Germany . In 2003, they participated in the Sydney Festival in Australia , and the Drama Lady Macbeth Poland Kontakt Festival in Poland . In 2007, they visited the US and they also participated in the Vancouver Festival in Canada . In 2009, they visited several European countries.

The concert was sponsored by Arts Council Korea, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the National Theater of Korea.

Asian Youth Camp unites teenagers from around the globe

Asian Youth Camp unites teenagers from around the globe

Hundreds of Fans Massed to Mark Its 15th Anniversary By Jimmy Kim, Staff Writer “GongMyoung” stages concert of traditional, modern music by creative instruments. The National Theater of Korea played host to “GongMyoung”, the global performing music Group from May, 13 to 14, 2012, in a thrilling performance that kept the audience spell bound from […]

Incheon games to show “One Asia with Korean beauty”

Incheon games to show “One Asia with Korean beauty”

Hundreds of Fans Massed to Mark Its 15th Anniversary By Jimmy Kim, Staff Writer “GongMyoung” stages concert of traditional, modern music by creative instruments. The National Theater of Korea played host to “GongMyoung”, the global performing music Group from May, 13 to 14, 2012, in a thrilling performance that kept the audience spell bound from […]

Bucheon comic festival reaches out to world

Bucheon comic festival reaches out to world

Hundreds of Fans Massed to Mark Its 15th Anniversary By Jimmy Kim, Staff Writer “GongMyoung” stages concert of traditional, modern music by creative instruments. The National Theater of Korea played host to “GongMyoung”, the global performing music Group from May, 13 to 14, 2012, in a thrilling performance that kept the audience spell bound from […]

Exo plays in Singapore for 1st time

Exo plays in Singapore for 1st time

Hundreds of Fans Massed to Mark Its 15th Anniversary By Jimmy Kim, Staff Writer “GongMyoung” stages concert of traditional, modern music by creative instruments. The National Theater of Korea played host to “GongMyoung”, the global performing music Group from May, 13 to 14, 2012, in a thrilling performance that kept the audience spell bound from […]

2014 K-Culture Festival in Germany cancelled without explanation and refund; fans outraged at…

2014 K-Culture Festival in Germany cancelled without explanation and refund; fans outraged at…

Hundreds of Fans Massed to Mark Its 15th Anniversary By Jimmy Kim, Staff Writer “GongMyoung” stages concert of traditional, modern music by creative instruments. The National Theater of Korea played host to “GongMyoung”, the global performing music Group from May, 13 to 14, 2012, in a thrilling performance that kept the audience spell bound from […]

DON'T MISS

Samsung, LG Unveil New Smartwatches

Samsung, LG Unveil New Smartwatches

Samsung and LG both unveiled new smartwatches on Thursday. They are expected to be available in shops sometime in October.The Samsung Gear S is an advance on the previous.
Uhm Taewoong shares a selca of his wife and himself

Uhm Taewoong shares a selca of his wife and himself

”fans who have seen this photo commented, “what are you concerned about?,” “this couple is my role model,” and “whatever it is, cheer up!”meanwhile, uhm taewoong.
WINNER releases promotional video for “2014 S/S Japan Collection”

WINNER releases promotional video for “2014 S/S Japan Collection”

Winner is going to debut in japan this september 10 with an album entitled "2014 s/s japan collection", and winner released a promotional clip through their official youtube.
Girls” Generation”s Jessica sees the sights in Prague on trip for “CeCi” photo shoot

Girls” Generation”s Jessica sees the sights in Prague on trip for “CeCi” photo shoot

The girls" generation member left for prague on the 26th to take photos for "ceci" magazine. Despite the idol"s relaxed look in the candid photos, her natural style and.
“Yi Sun-sin is my teacher”: admiral comes to life on comic book pages

“Yi Sun-sin is my teacher”: admiral comes to life on comic book pages

What made you first begin creating the comic book "yi soon shin?"after seeing this drama, i knew that i had to tell admiral yi"s story in comic book form. Net recently sat.
KARA releases BTS photos from “Mamma Mia” MV

KARA releases BTS photos from “Mamma Mia” MV

KARA releases some of the BTS photos from their music video of "Mamma Mia.". In early August, KARA returned with their new member Heo Youngji with their latest.
JYJ spotted wearing fans’ gifts during rehearsal for their concert in Vietnam

JYJ spotted wearing fans’ gifts during rehearsal for their concert in Vietnam

They have since then completed their concerts in hong kong and beijing with vietnam next on their list. Jyj will hold their concert in vietnam at 8pm on august 30 at quan.
Self-confessed Ailee fans make it on the early rounds of “Superstar K6″

Self-confessed Ailee fans make it on the early rounds of “Superstar K6″

On the video below, mica revealed that they really admire the voice and talent of ailee. Gollayan/cercado sisters (aka mica) from the philippines are self confessed ailee.
NASTY NASTY shares image of Kyungri practicing for upcoming unit debut

NASTY NASTY shares image of Kyungri practicing for upcoming unit debut

Nasty nasty composed of ze:a’s kevin, nine muses’ kyungri and rookie sojin will be releasing their track on september 3, which will be followed by their first performance.
NASTY NASTY shares additional Kyungri image for upcoming unit debut

NASTY NASTY shares additional Kyungri image for upcoming unit debut

An additional photo of nine muses’ kyungri has been released upon the upcoming debut of star empire’s unit, nasty nasty. Nasty nasty composed of ze:a’s kevin, nine.
Incheon games to show “One Asia with Korean beauty”

Incheon games to show “One Asia with Korean beauty”

With the incheon asian games ceremonies, however, we will differentiate from that model by putting on a gala with wit, humor and ideas which all asian countries can enjoy".
WINNER reveals PV of “Empty” Japanese version

WINNER reveals PV of “Empty” Japanese version

It"s a preview of the japanese version of "empty" and the revised versions for the "2014 s/s japan collection. A notice is posted on ygex japanese website about the details.
Super Junior reveals they don’t mind losing popularity to EXO

Super Junior reveals they don’t mind losing popularity to EXO

“if we were to lose our popularity to anyone, losing it to exo would be better,” kangin added, showing the camaraderie between the sm seniors and juniors. In the press.
Jang Na Ra shares photos of her equally cute older brother

Jang Na Ra shares photos of her equally cute older brother

Fans commented, "jang na ra"s face hasn"t changed since her debut," "daebak, her brother has even more of a baby face," "they totally look alike," "i can"t believe they"re.
SNSD”s Taeyeon followed by 3 million netizens on IG

SNSD”s Taeyeon followed by 3 million netizens on IG

Girls generation"s taeyeon is one of the most active kpop idols on instagram. Taeyeon definitely captured lots of people through their songs, and it is evident on her instagram.
Seo Taiji and his wife Lee Eunsung welcome their first child

Seo Taiji and his wife Lee Eunsung welcome their first child

Seo taiji recently welcomed the birth of his firstborn with his wife, lee eunsung. Earlier this year, we reported that seo taiji and his wife were expecting their first.
Admiral Yi Sun-sin fever sweeps North America

Admiral Yi Sun-sin fever sweeps North America

Actor choi min sik plays the heroic commander of the joseon era navy, admiral yi sun sin, in the megahit "the admiral: roaring currents". The movie, directed by kim han.
Jay Park chooses IU over Suzy as his ideal type on “Witch Hunt”

Jay Park chooses IU over Suzy as his ideal type on “Witch Hunt”

Jay park debated to choose between iu and suzy as his ideal type on jtbc"s "witch hunt". During the broadcast of the show on august 29th, jay park appeared as guest and.
“Running Man” to Discover the Horror of Theme Parks in Next Episode, Featuring Ailee, 2AM Seulong, Ji Chang Wook, and More

“Running Man” to Discover the Horror of Theme Parks in Next Episode, Featuring Ailee, 2AM Seulong, Ji Chang Wook, and More

Each of the guests will then be paired with a member of the “running man” cast, for “number race 2 – 1470. D‘s kim tae woo, skull, ailee, 2am‘s im seulong.
4minute shares photos from Sohyun’s birthday celebration

4minute shares photos from Sohyun’s birthday celebration

Celebrating her 21st birthday today, sohyun uploads photos from her birthday celebration, together with group mates, 4minute. On their recent updates on instagram, snippets.