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Jiha Park has matured into one of Korea’s great creative artists. First recognised in Britain for her work with SU:M who were seen at Womad and in K-Music at the Southbank Centre, she plays a range of Korean traditional instruments like the piri (a double-reed bamboo flute). With the group she has assembled to play Communion, her work as a composer has really come of age.
The Korean Music Awards said ‘The greatest virtue of Jiha Park’s album is that it has intuitive beauty, and her songs mesmerise with vivid and lyrical melodies. When the intimate and beautiful melodies of vibraphone, saxophone, saenghwang (mouth organ), yanggeum (dulcimer), piri and clarinet delicately unfold and different instruments create a scenery and story to which you find yourself bound forever’.