Yanik Jayaram + DoYeon Kim
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the museum’s spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries.
Musical performances at the Rubin Museum are made possible by the Carlo and MicÃ³l Schejola Foundation.
About the Musicians
Yanik Jayaram is a percussionist and lifelong performer from Austin, Texas. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of California at Berkeley with a concentration in jazz drumming. Since his graduation, Yanik has had an insatiable appetite for the music of different cultures, studying the sounds of India, Lebanon, and Africa, among others; the result has been a hybrid of influences that give rise to a unique style of playing. He is currently focused on exploring modern musical technologies from all over the world as vehicles for healing, helping, and connecting with others.
DoYeon Kim combines the traditional Korean instrument gayageum with Korean folk, free jazz, and other genres to create a musical language all her own. She is the first-ever gayageum student at the New England Conservatory. DoYeon has played several of her own solo recitals in Korea and America. Her JaYu Quartet was selected as an honors ensemble in 2015″“2016 by New England Conservatory. DoYeon received the Gold Prize in gayageum sponsored by the National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts, one of the most prestigious awards in Korea. DoYeon holds a certificate in music education from the New England Conservatory, and has also been invited as a guest lecturer on gayageum and Korean music at Tufts University, Emmanuel College, and Brandeis University.