This experience will change the way you view Hongdae, a hip and vibrant neighborhood in Seoul. You will follow my daily routine as a musician and I will explain why the Hongdae area is an important place for musicians like me. I will take you to the hidden places that have played a role in the history of Korea's indie scene. Throughout our visit, you'll be able to imagine how musicians start and develop their careers. We'll stop by my favorite coffee shop and afterwards, we'll visit my studio to take a closer look at the life of musician. You may look through the picture books that have influenced me as a composer. You can also try whatever instrument you like—piano, guitar, ukulele, or any of the percussions. If you haven't played any of them before, I'll help you. I can also recommend Korean indie music songs you may like. Lastly, I'll sing my songs just for you and share the stories around them. It will be very special to enjoy an up-close, live performance without a microphone.
I am a singer-songwriter and I was a member of Joaband, a Korean indie band. Over the last 10 years, we have released three albums and more than 80 songs. If you search for my name or my band on the YouTube, you will find out what style of musician I am. Since 2018, I have been the host of a music program called "Concert Culture Warehouse—콘서트문화창고" on KBS in Daegu. I introduced many musicians to people through this program. My experience will help to satisfy your curiosity about the Korean music scene. I am so excited to share my passion for music with you.
Coffee or tea
Musical instruments I'll have plenty of instruments you can play, including a ukulele, percussions, piano, and guitar.
We will be in the Hongdae area, the mecca of the Korean indie music scene. You'll be able to look around the live music venues in the area and have fun at my studio.
I'd like to treat you to my favorite coffee so if you're bothered by too much caffeine, don't drink any in advance. Don't worry if you aren't good at playing a musical instrument—it's just for fun.