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Busan City Support to Provide Perfect Pitch for Asia’s First KISS Sound Symposium

Busan, Korea’s largest port city, will unite some of the world’s top musicians and sound engineers when it hosts the first Asian Kyma International Sound Symposium (KISS 2019), scheduled for August 29th to September 1st. Around 150 global participants are expected to attend the four-day event, which will also include a special tour of the city organized with assistance from the Busan Tourism Organization (BTO).

Set to be held the theme of ‘Resonance’, KISS 2019 will include a series of presentations, workshops, performances, and other related activities by Kyma practitioners. First developed in 1986, Kyma is a sound-design-oriented visual programming language with applications for musicians, researchers, and sound designers. To tie in with its host city, this year’s event will seek to translate ten years of Busan meteorological data into sound patterns.

Event sponsors include host venue Daedong College Dept. of Music and the Busan Metropolitan Government, among others. KISS organizers will also utilize BTO’s MICE Tourism Support Program, available to international events hosted in the city. Scheduled for September 2nd, the tour is expected to include visits to Gwangalli Beach, Gamcheon Cultural Village, and other major local attractions, with an alternative option for a Buddhist temple stay experience at Beomosa Temple.

Accommodation will be provided by Busan MICE Alliance (BMA) members the Ramada Encore Haeundae, Ibis Ambassador Busan City Center, and the Hotel Nongshim. Recently expanding to 160 members in the first half of 2019, the BMA is a network of the city’s top business events providers. Event planners who use multiple BMA members for their Busan-hosted functions can receive subsidies from BTO based on certain criteria.

 

More information about KISS 2019 is available at its official website.