Dasom Baek is a composer, improviser, lecturer and performer of traditional Korean instruments, including Daegeum, Sogeum, Danso and Saenghwang. Dasom pursues ground-breaking and modern music rooted in traditional Korean instrumental performance. She is a Certified Master of Notable Intangible Cultural Asset, no.45. She has achieved Bachelor’s and Master's degrees from the Korea National University of Arts, and is currently undertaking a PhD course at Seoul National University.
She has also represented Korea at the ASEAN-KOREA International Flute Festival. Active both at home and abroad, in 2019 she was selected as a fellow for the OMI Music program in New York, collaborating with various genres of musicians from different countries. Subsequently, she held a solo concert showcasing her compositions, marking a key milestone in her path to becoming a fully-fledged composer.
In 2020 she was selected to play at the Jazzkorea Festival, organized by the Korean Cultural Centre in Germany, and in August of the same year she released her debut album, titled <무(無): Nothingness>. In 2021 she was selected as a showcase artist at SXSW Festival, and also released a collaborative album <Absence> with Argentinean cellist Violeta Garcia on UK label Kit Records, focused on avant-garde and experimental music. In 2022, she had concerts at Rewire Festival Den Haag, BDRCST Festival Brussels and at New Grounds in Rotterdam.
She is currently working on her second solo album, entitled 'Mirror City', incorporating more electronic elements to complement her traditional sound.
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