This experimental DJ set/multimedia presentation by Heather Corcoran outlines an A to Z of Korea’s mainstream pop music, K-Pop, with its hyper- maximalist style and a tight command of media. K-Pop is arguably leaving Japan’s J-Pop and China’s C-Pop in the dust in the competition for Asian youth music markets. Beyond Asia, K-Pop has inspired near-riots, academic conferences… and Nicki Minaj. A collective listening/viewing experience is in order to discuss how and why the Korean Wave is taking over.
Theater Kikker, 27 october