Heui Jin Kim

#Composer #Arts_Planning #Misikgayo #Pop_Music #Art_Projet

Fields or Genres : Composing pop music / Performance planning / Arts education / Music

Location/Platform : Seoul, Korea / Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Q. Tell Me about Yourself

Heui Jin Kim is a pop music composer and an teaching artist. Creating music is her main job, but she also studies the fusion of different art genres and organize arts programs based on that. As the leader and producer of a music group, “Misikgayo (미식가요),” she connects food and music and expands this connection to represent cultural diversity. She is also engaged in art activities on environmental issues.

Q. What Is Your Driving Force or Inspiration of Your Practice?

People and nature. Things I love. The moment when a certain note attracts me. Small variations I find in the same repeating pattern of my daily life. Or, the moment I can feel that subtle change has just happened.

Q. What is a Teaching Artist?
Describe the Teaching Artist You Would Like to Become in Ten Years.

A teaching artist is a person who can mingle with anyone anywhere and start a movement. The teaching artist I want to become in ten years is a type of a person who anyone can meet easily, living in somewhere close to them, and transmit the feeling of arts to them.

Q. What is the Metaphor, the Right Word, for your Practice?
And Why?

Full moon. It may not shine over everywhere that has no light, but it has its own place and does its own work gently and subtly.

Q. What Do Colleagues Mean to You?

Colleagues are those who know how to communicate well without any grand explanation. They strive to take a desirable direction when an issue or a problem is on the table. They can also distance oneself from others when there is a disagreement and recognize the differences. They are people I’m working together with here and now.