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LEAFF 17: Bahngbek
Thursday 26 October
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In a nutshell
In a special event for London East Asia Film Festival 2017, Korean indie duo Bahngbek will bring dynamic film soundtracks as well as band music to London.
Bahngbek is comprised of award-winning film composer Bang Junsuk and singer Baik Hyun-Jhin. Bang Junsuk is at the forefront of Korean film composition, having scored over thirty films for directors including Park Chan-wook and Ryoo Seung-wan.
His diverse instrumentation has seen him produce scores for a wide variety of genres, from the pop-punk anthems of Go Go 70s to the meditative guitars of …ing. In 2015, his ethereal, folk influenced score for Lee Joon-ik's period drama The Throne won the coveted Blue Dragon Film Award for Best Music.
The career of bandmate Baik Hyun-Jhin is no less prolific. A highly regarded actor, singer and painter, Baik is one of Korea’s most industrious and imaginative contemporary creative artists.
This rare opportunity to see Bahngbek perform tracks both from their debut record and compositions from their respective filmographies is not to be missed.
Furthermore, this concert with be preceded by a special director’s cut screening of Battleship Island - Director's Cut in the Rich Mix cinema. Directed by Ryoo Seung-wan, Battleship Island is an expansive World War II prison break epic, which has triumphed at the Korean box-office.
What to Expect
A varied setlist to reflect composer Bang Junsuk’s heterogenous filmography. Expect upbeat funk, spirited rock, melodic soft rock and jazz fusion; with compositions played from film soundtracks (Crying Fist, Kung Ju and The Taste of Money) and Bahngbek’s debut album.
This is a special event for London East Asia Film Festival 2017. LEAFF will showcase enchanting stories, insightful discussions, and diverse filmic voices from across the region.
The festival will run from 19th-29th October; opening at ODEON Leicester Square with Hwang Dong-hyuk’s historical drama The Fortress and closing with Takeshi Kitano’s Outrage Coda.
Why does Rich Mix matter?
'LEAFF is delighted and proud to partner with Rich Mix for this year’s festival, and excited by the diversity, strength and quality of arts events exhibiting at the centre across the year.'
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Things you should know
Suitable for all ages
This event is wheelchair accessible.