Dal:um is a musical duo based in Seoul, who challenges the sonic possibilities of Korea’s most well-known traditional string instruments: the gayageum and geomungo, creating a compelling soundworld that treasures subtle dynamics and the space between the notes in a dialogue between traditional and experimental practices. A melding of both new possibilities and deeply travelled resonances.
Dal:um’s beautifully balanced and expansive music is defined by inspired dialogue and creative paradox and shares aesthetic concerns with Asian traditional painting and its inherent dialogue (and harmony) between emptiness and fullness. The charm of their music comes from its natural gaps and from conveying the sentiments inside these gaps.
Their debut album “Similar and Different” was released by Glitterbeat in 2021.