With Hide, Wood, and Gut: A dialogue of Improvisation and Sound 

Join us for an evening with Studio Artist-in-Residence, Sung Kim, and Crystal Pascucci.




Crystal Pascucci is a cellist, composer, and improviser. She began playing her instrument at age nine. Her music utilizes delicate communication amongst performing musicians, draws clear phrase lines, and uses orchestration found in small ensemble compositions. Crystal’s approach to improvisation and composition are influenced greatly by her training in chamber music. Crystal holds a Bachelor’s of Music Performance from SUNY Fredonia, a graduate professional degree from The Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford and has attended Mills College.

Pascucci is an active performer in the Bay Area. Recent performances include, performing the work of Roscoe Mitchell at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in Oakland; featured solo performer at both the NextNow Music Series and the Light A Fire Music Series; a duo with Eric Glick Rieman  at the SIMM Series; the graphic-score work of Christina Stanley at the 11th Annual Outsound Summit New Music Festival; and at the 11th Annual Transbay Skronathon with Matt Davignon – performances with Aaron Bennett’s Electro-Magnetic Trans-Personal Orchestra, Oakland Active Orchestra, the work of Polly Moller at the Soundwave Festival, with Opera Wolf as guest artists for the New Music Works: CAGE 950, John Cage 100th Birthday Celebration and more. Crystal is a co-founding member of the Oakland Composer’s Union and performs with renowned clarinetist, Rachel Condry, in the improv duo, Chocolate for Breakfast. 





Studio Grand's current Artist in Residence, 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.


Eventbrite - Crystal Pascucci & Sung Kim

$10-$15 sliding scale