Ancestral Modernism (Previous name: So New-So Old, So Far-So Near) is an international concert-project found by me in 2014, with Korean percussionist Sori Choi as the primary collaborater. The vision is to unite visionary artists in different expertise to offer audiences deep, primordial, and timeless experiences by juxtaposing percussion music in different genres of the highest quality. In a very short time the project has blossomed internationally in Denmark, Korea, and Taiwan with a total around 47performance, including performances in LMS school concerst, Aarhus Festuge, Weiyuying Art Festival in Taiwan, G((o))ng Tomorrow Festival, Copenhagen World Music Festival, and National Gugak Center in Korea.
Ancestral Modernism's goal is to dissolve human's limited and conditioned understanding about time, genre, and nationality by having audiences listening to primal percussive sound in different expressions. Ｗe believe that every human longs to be touched by the primordial sound, because it is our metaphysical home.
Read the seed of the project here, written before the project was realized in 2014.
Read the personal interview about me and about the project in English: Connecting the Raw and the abstract by Simon Christensen (Passive/Aggressive).
Listen to the podcast from "The Lake Meets Ying-Hsueh Chen" about my music background, the seed for Ancestral Modernism concert project, and some excerpts from live concert "Ancestral Modernism Singularity" on March 27, 2017.
Watch the videos from the past concert productions here.
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