Fusion of Music and Industry
Three-dimensional Holographic Concert of Folk Singer-Songwriter Kim Kwang-Seok
Korea’s First Hologram Concert of a Deceased Artist
- A scene at the 3D hologram concert of Kim Kwang-Seok
Combining the cultural content of Korea’s representative folk singer Kim Kwang-Seok with stage-of-the-art holographic technology, the late musician’s performance is restored as if in real life. This holographic representation marks the third in the world, which is created by imposing computer graphic images of his face on a photographic image of a substitute’s body.
When an image is projected from a projector on the ceiling of the stage to the floor, it is reflected on reflective panels on the floor and then appears on a transparent screen installed on the stage at a 45 degree angle. As the audience cannot see the projector, the reflective panels, or the transparent screen, it creates an illusion that a real concert is taking place.
Production of Creative Contents by Integrating Different Genres
Development of New Creative Contents through the Encounter of Story and Music
Recently, complex genre performances are on the rise, in which all the tools are employed for the production without distinction of genre through brilliant imagination and novel planning ability. Creative performances through the fusion of literature and performance are offered in Daegu as well.
Daegu Opera House presented The Treasure of the Nation “Gaya,” an opera based on Ha Ji-hwan’s novel, Dokdo in the Hague, at the 13th Daegu International Opera Festival in 2015.
- Posters of cross-genre creative performances
A Train Whistle is a creative musical dealing with the National Debt Repayment Movement which was initiated in Daegu in 1907 and spread throughout the nation. Its encore performance in February 2017 made a great success. Meanwhile, the dacu-musical Here Comes the Ghost Box was produced based on the historical fact that the first piano in Korea was transported through Samunjin Port in Daegu. This is often taken as an indication that Daegu was the center of musical activities during the period when Western music was introduced to Korea. The musical portrayed, from the viewpoint of foreign missionary Richard Henry Sidebotham (Korean name: Sa Bo-dam), the beautiful scenery of the port a century ago and pure-minded people who saw the piano for the first time and called it a ghost box.
Development of Hybrid Industrial Festivals
Increasing Synergy Effect through the Combination of Industry and Music
If an industry such as food industry and fashion industry is linked with music, it increases synergy effect. The Daegu Chimac Festival is an exemplary festival which combines the unique Korean culture of “chicken and beer” with music performance. Garnering a global popularity, over 880,000 people attend the festival each year. During the festival, Daegu’s sister and friendship cities such as Hiroshima (Japan) and Almaty (Kazakhstan) perform traditional music and folk dance, and “chicken and beer” tourism products are developed and sold. The festival is maturing as a representative industrial festival combined with music.
The Daegu Food Tour Expo, where “the encounter of food and music” is featured, offers the opportunity to experience both domestic and foreign food cultures and music performances. Presenting traditional and contemporary cooking, cuisine, and music of various countries, the expo helps raise its status at a global level.
The merging of fashion industry and culture is also noteworthy. Fashion industry is a high value-added industry in Daegu. The Daegu International Fashion Culture Festival offers fascinating visual attractions and promotes industrial vitality: for example, “Fashion Gala Show” by K-fashion designers and K-pop stars leading the Korean Wave; “Brand Collections” by famous models for the invigoration of local small and medium brands and fashion business; and “Culture Fringe Performance.” As an industrial festival that combined fashion with culture, it boosts the synergy effect.
- Combination of culture and fashion by putting together K-pop stars’ performances and models’ walking