Over the past year, Angle Magazine has worked at showcasing the work of the tremendous talent and creativity that, although abundant, is at times overlooked in the southern regions of the peninsula. It was started by Philip Brett and Joshua Hanlin in Ulsan, with the hope of providing a platform to expose this work and to improve and increase the creative community in the south. Whether connecting musicians to their audience, connecting artists with artists, or in one case, connecting musicians with a spoken word artist for an impromptu collaboration, the work that we have been fortunate to feature has inspired people to go see some shows and to create their own art, and that has been truly rewarding.
(November on Earth – Photo by Stephen Elliot at Big Day South)
The one year mark boasts a trail of events that have shared a sentiment Angle strives to promote, that of an inclusive, dynamic, creative culture that gives a sense of community to locals and foreigners, appreciators and creators alike.
We have four musical acts performing on the night. The Elsewheres have been a staple of the Ulsan music scene over the last few years, and as their recent victory at the Daegu Battle of the Bands shows, they’re starting to play more shows around the country before recording their debut album. Fellow local act Swanny will begin the night with the infectious guitar melodies of his British songwriting style.
(The Elsewheres – Photo by Stephen Elliot at Big Day South)
From Daegu we welcome post-rock band November on Earth who recently took part in the Round Robin event in Seoul hosted by Super Colour Super, and are gaining plenty of international attention online. Also from Daegu are Drinking Boys and Girls Choir, who bring a burst of skate punk swagger!
(Drinking Boys & Girls Choir – Unknown photo credit)
On the visual side we have our friends from Moim who will be offering Projector Portraits for 1000won, with all proceeds going to the Ulsan Parents of Child Cancers. The portraits involve standing in front of a screen while an artist draws around you via an overhead projector. A quick picture later and you have a one of a kind image which will be available from the Angle Magazine Facebook page.
(Moim Launch Party by Lee Younghan)
There will also be visuals playing through a projector all night, and a wall for for the crowd to draw or write on, and create your own mini-masterpieces.
Make sure you come out on October 4th to help us celebrate our first birthday, and to help us support a growing and thriving arts scene here in the south! Hear some new music, watch some live art, and help out a good cause.
Doors open at 9pm and 5,000 won gets you in and access to four musical performances, back-dropped by visuals and interactive art.
For more information, visit our website at anglekorea.org or come say hello on facebook.com/anglemagazine