With Hide, Wood, and Gut: A Dialogue of Improvisation and Sound
Join us for a performance by Studio Artist-in-Residence, Sung Kim, and Dick Bright for a wonderful evening of music and a demonstration of Kim's original instruments.
ABOUT DICK BRIGHT
Multi-talented musician, bandleader, and actor, Dick Bright has been entertaining Bay Area audiences for many years. In 1974 Dick came to the public’s attention as musical director of the Bay Area Music Awards known as the BAMMIES, where his thirty-piece rock and roll orchestra backed such local luminaries as Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, and Huey Lewis for twelve years running.
In 1984 the “maestro” became musical director of the Fairmont Hotel’s legendary Venetian Room where he worked with such legends as Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, B.B. King, and James Brown. Also a professional actor, Dick has appeared in such films as “Mrs. Doubtfire” with Robin Williams and “Metro” featuring Eddie Murphy.
Currently, Dick Bright runs three bands including SRO, a nineteen-piece contemporary R&B show band performing for major corporations around the world, and the Dick Bright Orchestra which has played for many popular San Francisco events. His most current venture is a hilarious book/CD titled Canine Classics, Volume 1, with such hits as Walk Like a Dalmatian and I Want a New Pug.
ABOUT SUNG KIM
Sung Kim (1975) is an improvisor, sculptor, and an instrument builder born in Seoul, Korea and raised in Washington, DC. In 1989, Kim studied ceramic sculpture at the Corcoran School of Art. It was at Corcoran that Kim started building his own variations of the guitar.
Kim received his BFA in sculpture from The Art Institute of Chicago in 1999. It was in Chicago where Kim began to deviate from the guitar to explore other techniques, tonalities, and sympathetic resonance. It was also in Chicago where Kim started his collaboration with musicians to explore his instruments in an improvisational context. Kim facilitates his musical and sculptural endeavors by owning and operating an architectural woodworking design/build studio in the San Francisco Bay Area.
SUNG KIM’S STUDIO GRAND FOUR-MONTH RESIDENCY NEXT PERFORMANCE:
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Crystal Pascucci + Sung Kim
*More dates to be added
DOORS AT 9:00PM, SHOW AT 9:30PM
$10-$15 sliding scale