GEOMUNGO FACTORY (KR)
Friday 05.07.13 - 12:00 - Gloria
”You can’t make innovations, if you don’t know the tradition”, says one of the members of Geomungo Factory. The quartet has a mission: To introduce the world to the string music of South Korea as played on the massive sitar instruments of that nation, which are strummed using a small stick of bamboo. The instruments, which are called Geomungo, date as far back as the 4th century. But there is a distinctly modern sound to the alien notes. The music is groovy and full of playful rhythms and the four Koreans play like a well-oiled clockwork. Geomungo Factory use both pedals and amplifiers on the old instruments to extract new nuances and surprising breakthroughs.
Band schedule is ready in May
Roskilde Festival releases the time schedule in May, if everything works out at least somewhat according to plan.
We don’t do it until then to make the best schedule possible for our audience. When we, for various reasons, are forced to make changes late in the process, we have a better chance at putting together a programme that considers both the spreading of genres, the performer's touring plans and safety at the festival.