it feels like a dream
Pianist Eunbi Kim’s sonic memoir it feels like a dream features a soundworld of classical music threaded with an indie-pop awareness–– expanded by the hypnotic projected visuals of new media artist Xuan.
This immersive multimedia performance explores issues of family and identity. It offers listeners the soundspace to meditate on the dreams they carry and pass on.
it feels like a dream includes works by Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), Angélica Negrón, Pauchi Sasaki, and Sophia Jani for piano, pre-recorded voices, and electronics written for and performed by Kim.
Developed in part during an artist residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Center where it was premiered.
Note: For venues without projection capabilities, this program is also available with music only— live music without the visuals.
Disco giratorio de palabras by Angélica Negrón (2020)
Saturn Years by Sophia Jani (2021)
Mother’s Hand, Healing Hand (엄마손은 약손) by Pauchi Sasaki (2021)
It Feels Like a Mountain, Chasing Me by Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) (2014)
Pianist: Eunbi Kim
Art Director: Xuan
Composers: Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), Angélica Negrón, Pauchi Sasaki, and Sophia Jani
Lighting Designer: Nicholas Houfek
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Photo by Shervin Lainez
About the Artist
A winner of the 2023 Astral Artists National Competition, pianist Eunbi Kim creates intimate experiences that transcend the conventions of the piano recital. Her credits include solo programs at the Kennedy Center, a concert-meditation performance at Lincoln Center, and a TEDx Talk. She has been noted for her “creative curiosity and fearless experimentation” (New York Public Radio). Her recent album debuted at #2 on Billboard Classical Charts. Titled “It Feels Like,” the album deals with themes of childhood, family and memory, and features world premiere recordings of works written for her by Angélica Negrón, Pauchi Sasaki, Sophia Jani, and Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR). Drawing from the album and its themes, Kim created a 4-night performance and conversation series as an Artist-in-Residence at WNYC/WQXR’s The Greene Space. About her work, Kim says, “I love taking creative risks that make performances vulnerable.”