Thursday, August 1, 2013

PodCast Interview: Han Joo Lee Of The Yogiga Expression Gallery

Listen to my interview with Han Joo Lee using the player above or subscribe via the iTunes Store HERE.

Looking to hold an indie music show in Seoul? How about a psychedelic soundscape performance known as "bulgasari"? Or maybe something entirely different?

You'll find all these events, and more, just a stone's throw away from Hapjeong station, in a tiny basement venue called Yogiga Expression Gallery. Han Joo Lee is the driving force behind Yogiga, though as he admits, the eclectic entertainment options available are a result of collaboration with both Korean and expat bands, performance artists and promoters.

I recently spoke with Han Joo, someone I've known since I first lived in Korea, about exactly what Yogiga is and where it's heading in the future.

Yogiga has a great Facebook presence with tons of information for upcoming performances. Just search for Yogiga. You can also visit or find some of their far out improvisation clips on YouTube. This music, known as "bulgasari," was actually invented during Yogiga performances. In fact, all of the music you heard on this podcast was performed live at the Yogiga Expression Gallery in Seoul.

You can download this and other interviews in the iTunes Store by searching for "Seoul It Up" or by visiting

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