KNOT: Different Strings Weaving Together
KNOT is a “downtown” ensemble consisting of four highly eclectic composer-performers: Richard Carrick, James Ilgenfritz, Jin-Hi Kim, and David Wallace. Although forged in New York City’s avant-classical and free jazz scenes, the band’s influences range from Cage to Coleman, Darmstadt to Delta Blues, Seoul to Soul.
Each member contributes works that exult in improvisational freedom, but within compositional rigor. Our unusual instrumentation of komungo, electric guitar, viola, and bass truly has neither precedent nor parallel. Nonetheless, together we weave our different strings together in an inimitable sonic KNOT.
Enjoy our performance of “INVOCATION for a New Dawn” live at John Zorn’s THE STONE.
To book us for a concert or residency, please contact Jin-Hi Kim.