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Unsuk Chin Gougalon (UK premiere) Unsuk Chin Double Concerto Unsuk Chin Acrostic Wordplay London Sinfonietta Stefan Asbury conductor Yeree Suh soprano Andrew Zolinsky piano Owen Gunnell percussion
Unsuk Chin recalls the ‘Proustian moment’ she experienced on first visiting China in 2008/09, where the sights, sounds and smells of ancient neighbourhoods revived memories of her Korean childhood. “ I was particularly reminded of a troupe of entertainers I saw a number of times as a child in a suburb of Seoul,” she recalls. Their hugely popular act involved selling quack remedies, and Chin’s ‘Scenes from a Street Theatre’, Gougalon , takes its title from an Old High German expression for hoodwinking or fooling people by feigned magic. Its ‘imaginary folk music’ evokes memory’s lasting powers. The concert also includes the sensational showpiece Acrostic Wordplay, Chin’s international breakthrough work.