Sun-Mi Hong Quintet - A Self Strewn Portrait
Nicolo Ricci - ts
Alistair Payne - tpt
Young-Woo Lee - p
Alessandro Fongaro - db
Sun-Mi Hong - dr, comp
The album aims to play with the listener's emotions, as if going through the swings and roundabouts of life. The compositions reflect moments from Sun-Mi's past told in the present. These moments are not told through the actions of what happened, but rather through the feelings that happened. Sun-Mi is clearly open to the fact that moving to Europe was a struggle in many ways. But also simply the greatest and most rewarding decision she has ever made. That struggle, colliding with the sheer elation of feeling welcome, is reflected in the songwriting.
A Self-Strewn Portrait has an air of forethought about it. Although much of the music-making was left to the moment, Sun-Mi drew a hypothetical line through everything that was recorded. It was a clear goal from the beginning that this album should sound like a whole rather than individual pieces of music.Buy album