Recordings

Kim's best known KOMUNGO, LIVING TONES, PULSES, and KOMUNGUITAR explore her masterful skill and eclectic sensibility to the music.

PULSES
Selection of Jin Hi Kim (komungo & electric komungo) improvisations with Gerry Hemmingway (percussion).

Pale Blue Dot

 
Auricle Records AUR-10 (2010)

KOMUNGO
Selection of Jin Hi Kim's solo komungo and electric komungo improvisations with Guest Artists Shonosuke Okura (Japan), Kongarol Ondar (Tuva) and Kang Kwon Soon (Korea) in Kim's compositions.

Saturn's Moons

 
O.O. DISCS #70, USA (2001) and Seoul Records SRCD-1470, Korea (2001)

KOMUNGO TANGO (BOOK)
Kim’s autobiography written in Korean, a 25 years journey of creative collaborations with master musicians in America and around the world, was published in Seoul, Korea in 2017.


LIVING TONES
Selection of Jin Hi Kim's bi-cultural compositions: performed by five Korean music masters Chung Jae-Guk (piri), Hong Jong Jin (daegum) and Thomas Buckner (baritone), Joseph Celli (oboe), Robert Dick (flute), Jin Hi Kim & Sirius String Quartet.

Out of Stock
Nong Rock
O.O. DISCS #24, USA (1995) and Seoul Records SRCD-1327, Korea (1996)

Sound Universe
Jin Hi Kim collaborates with master musicians from Korea, China, Japan, India, Indonesia, Senegal, Australia, Germany, and the United States. A world-music tour with virtuoso performers on drums, pipa, didgeridoo, doxophone & others.

Unknot
Living Tones #LTS001, USA (2009)

Komungo Ecstasy (DVD)
Jin Hi Kim’s solos and a duo with Gerry Hemingway and video images by Benton-C Bainbridge and Joel Cadman.

Living Tones #LTS002, USA (2009)

KOMUNGO AROUND THE WORLD
Kim duos with Adam Plack (didgeridoo), Mor Thiam (djembi), Rahul Sariputura (sitar), Hideaki Kuribayashi (koto).
Frets Crossing Frets
Seoul Records SRCD-1234, Korea (1995)

KOMUNGUITAR
Kim duos with guitarists Derek Bailey, Eugene Chadbourne, Elliott Sharp, Henry Kaiser, and David First.
Howdy Partner
Nonsequitur/What Next? WN0012, USA (1994)


The following CDs document Kim's wide array of komungo free improvisations with internationally renown musicians.

Manuela+ Live in Berlin
Rudiger Carl, Hans Reichel, Carlos Zingaro + Jin Hi Kim
CD 146 FMP-Publishing, Germany (2010) www.freemusicproduction.de

Peter Kowald’s Global Village & Jin Hi Kim
Free Elephant 001, Germany (2004)

Synergetics-Phonomanie III
Evan Parker with Jin Hi Kim, George Lewis, Thebe Lipere, Carlo Mariani, Sainkho Namchylak, Walter Prati, Marco "Bill" Vecchi and Motoharu Yoshizawa.
LEO Records LR 239/240, London, England (1996)

DUOS
Fredy Studer with Jin Hi Kim.
For 4 EARS Records 1034, Switzerland (1999)

NO WORLD IMPROVISATIONS
Jin Hi Kim (komungo and changgo) with Joseph Celli (oboe, Indian mukhaveena).
O.O. DISCS #3, USA (1990) and Warner Music Korea WEA 9031-75410-2, Korea (1992)

NO WORLD (TRIO) IMPROVISATIONS
Jin Hi Kim and Joseph Celli with Shelley Hirsch, Malcolm Goldstein, Alvin Curran, Adam Plack, and Mor Thiam.
O.O.DISCS #6, USA (1992)

SARGENG
Jin Hi Kim with Elliott Sharp & Henry Kaiser.
EarRational ECD1014, Germany (1991)

CIRCLE OF FIRE
Asian American Jazz: Mark Izu, James Newton, Lewis Jordan, Anthony Brown and Jin Hi Kim.
AsianImprov Records 0009, USA (1992)