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Music, Resilience, and the People of North Korea

Thu 08.25.22 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CDT

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What unexpected stories might millennials of North Korea have to tell us? What roles does music play for Koreans advancing peace in one of the world’s most authoritarian countries?


Euimin Shin, the artist-in-residence at Upper House, returns to us from an extraordinary summer research trip to Berlin, Germany, where she met and interviewed Koreans and studied a visionary Korean-German composer.


During this event, Euimin will interweave the narratives of millennial change agents in North Korea with the story of Korean-German composer Isang Yun, a man who sought peace and reunification of the Korean peninsula. She will share her reflections on the role of music and her role as a musician, a Korean, and a peacemaker, capping off the evening with her own performance of Isang Yun’s solo violin work.


We invite you to explore new territory: unfamiliar and powerful stories gleaned through fresh research, documentary film, and musical performance.



  • 6:30 PM – Doors Open, Appetizers available
  • 6:55 PM – Welcome & Introduction
  • 7:00 PM – Presentation, Documentary Footage, & Performance
  • 8:15 PM – Q & A
  • 8:30 PM – Close




Thu 08.25.22
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
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