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Ensemble Mik Nawooj

(in association with Opus 3 Artists)

What's engaging about this artist:

  • EMN leader, JooWan Kim, is a classically trained composer from the Berklee School of Music in Boston and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music

  • JooWan employs a compositional style called “Method Sampling”, the principle of borrowing, and reframing, sampling rationales from different genres


  • EMN features MC, Turf Dancer, Operatic Soprano, Piano, Drums and is scored for additional Chamber Strings, Flute, and Clarinet


  • National attention from media outlets: ESPN, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, NPR, Pitchfork, Upworthy, and NowThis


  • Mik Nawooj is JooWan Kim spelled backwards


  • Program is designed for one rehearsal with EMN conductor or two rehearsals with resident conductor

  • The Performance is designed to be flexible in instrumentation and venue from small to large: jazz club, chamber music space, an outdoor event, or a concert hall


  • EMN as a stand-alone with their members: Turf Dancer, MC, Soprano, Piano, Drumset, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Bass (Orchestral instruments: flute, clarinet, violin, cello, bass may be realized by resident orchestra members with approval from EMN)

  • This Orchestration is also scored for chamber strings ( or augmented, provided by resident orchestra) or for full symphonic orchestra including winds, brass, and percussion (provided by resident orchestra) 

Running Time

  • 75 min with no intermission OR

  • Two 45 min halves with intermission 

  • There is flexibility for adjusting these times to fit program requirements with approval of EMN

All music is composed and orchestrated by EMN and will be provided, as part of the performance agreement, to the resident orchestra