Bild på BITOI (Support: Dal:um)

BITOI (Support: Dal:um)

Jazz club Fasching invites you to an evening with two of contemporary music’s completely different unique voices. The South Korean duo Dal:um, who play traditional and contemporary music from South Korea on the classic Korean stringed instruments gayageum and geomungo, followed by Danish-Swedish BITOI, who use only voices, vocals and electric bass to build their sound with lyrics based on phonetic pronunciations of bird sounds and bird whistles, drumming on the vocal cords and wind noise.

Malmö-based BITOI (Bass Is The Original Instrument) are four musicians who explore the limits of what you can do with voices and an electric bass. The high-flying vocal trio Alexandra Shabo, Lise Kroner and Anja Tietze Lahrmann accommodates folk song to jazz, with echoes of the Bulgarian women’s choir and the Finnish vocal duo of the Gentiles, building their soundscape together with Cassius Lambert’s bass playing. The debut EP -O- came in 2023 and now we are waiting for the full-length.

Cassius Lambert – electric bass and composition
Alexandra Shabo – voice/vocals
Lise Kroner – voice/vocals
Anja Tietze Lahrmann – voice/vocals


Support: The Seoul-based duo Dal:um was formed in 2018 and based on traditional Korean music, self-composed and music by contemporary composers from South Korea, has created a genre of its own.

Ha Suyean and Hwang Hyeyoung, play the classic Korean stringed instruments gayageum and geomungo, two zither instruments that are similar yet have distinct differences. Both with silk strings, are played with picking technique and like the banjo can be played melodically with percussive resonance. The size difference of the two instruments, as well as the fact that they have different numbers of strings, give them each a distinct character.

Ha Suyean and Hwang Hyeyoung have been playing traditional Korean music since childhood, but discovered in the Seoul Metropolitan Youth Traditional Music Ensemble that they shared a desire to develop the technique and limits of their respective instruments and that they wanted to develop their own repertoire. The music from Dal:um is the result.

“Dal:um means: ‘keep chasing something’ and it conveys our passion for music,” says Hwan Hyeyoung. “In Korean, it can also mean ‘different.’

You will discover how different Dal:um and BITOI are at Kungsgatan 63.

Ha  Suyean – gayageum
Hyeyoung Hwang – geomongo