2013 alumna Park Jiha released a new album, called The Gleam, via German/Slovenian label Glitterbeat.
Exploring music and light, Jiha composed and recorded the album using piri — a type of oboe, saenghwang – a mouth organ, yanggeum – a hammered dulcimer, and glockenspiel. All music on the album was composed performed entirely by Jiha.
Of the writing process for the album- her third full length album- Jiha says “There is absolutely no formal writing process, once I start feeling something that really strongly inspires me to start working. It is very instinctive. This is very emotional work for me as well and can take me a long time to get it right, but I try to focus on textures and layers of sounds I create with time to build up a piece that sounds complete to me.”
Listen to The Gleam below