Texu Kim: The Beauty of Curiosity
Texu’s compositional outlook reflects a beautiful blend of positivity and curiosity in the world around him. Much of his music involves his personal fascination with everyday objects and sounds. In these works his unique blend of humor and technique comes together to create works such as "Bounce!!" and "Shake It!!," inspired respectively by bouncing basket balls and a coffee grinder. ...
Texu’s music reflects his unique background. His studies in chemistry have provided him with an analytical but tangibly grounded perspective. As a western music composer from non-western country, his natural interest in ethno-music includes Northern Indian, Balinese Gamelan music, and the different music traditions of his native South Korea. Texu’s most influential experiences include his studies with the widely recognized composer Unsuk Chin and his work with ensembles including Ensemble Intercontemporain of France, Ensemble Modern of Germany and Alarm Will Sound in the USA. ...
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"... an explosively virtuosic solo piano work ... But when the invigorating clatter briefly subsided, the score's internal joke became clear ..."
The Wall Street Journal, on 300+ Microvariations on a Bach Theme
"클래식 본고장 홀린 한국의 자장가 선율"... (Korean Lullabay Fascinates European Music Scene)
중앙일보 (Joongang Ilbo), on Ko-Oh
"Die vom Jazzgroove geprägten Basslinien spielen hier ... Changierend zwischen Überblas- und Flüstergeräu- schen sowie Lärmattacken entwickelt Kim Suspense."
Offenbach Post, on Sketches for Contredanse
"On s'installe facilement dans ce récit nocturne, peuplé de citations et de mauvais rêves faits d'échappées de notes, tantôt raclées, tantôt feulees..."
Anaclase, on Toccata Inquieta