A pioneering artist on the South Korean Haegeum, Soo Yeon Lyuh has been bringing improvisation back to a traditional instrument which hasn't done it in generations. Neil chats with her about her journey starting in Western Classical music, transitioning to the traditional music of her home and then bringing that tradition into the Western world collaborating with the Kronos quartet and teaching/studying improvisation at Mills College in Oakland, CA.
More on Soo Yeon: www.sooyeonlyuh.com
Soo Yeon’s work with the Kronos Quartet: https://kronosquartet.org/fifty-for-the-future/composers/soo-yeon-lyuh1
John Iver (clarinet player in closing improvisation): www.johniversmusic,com