The Forest
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The Forest


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"Namyangju, international open-air arts Festival"

The Forest, the name itself, signals us lyrical beauty and abundant image. It only uses woodwind instruments only one exception for synthesizer, and leads us to a new world of New Age based on Korean tradition music through harmonious sounds. What’s more, the Forest music produces nature sounds by playing traditional music instruments so that audience could delude themselves into breathing and living within the real nature. The forest used a big size of pipe, gayageum, Korean zither with twelve strings, and geomungo, six stringed Korean zither. - Namyangju, international open-air arts Festival

"Lincoln Center, Playbill"

Korean tradition musical band had formed in 2001, and released the first album, the Morning Scenery,?in October 2002. The Forest tried experimental unique sounds to make the melody more outstanding while the other traditional music bands focused only percussion rhythm to communicate with audiences. At the same time, the Forest expresses sorrowfulness through clean and lyrical tradition sounds on the contrary to recent popular music is filled with electronic sounds. In 2005 Singapore Asian Art Market, the Forest captured the eyes of the world by its amazing performance. - Lincoln Center, Playbill

"Korean Times, reporter, Kim Joo-young"

The Forest creates crystal-like music. All the nine members well know about how to attract audience to their music, and it looks like new morning starts, which is calmness and freshness. What the Forest pursues would be making Korean tradition music far easier to make and listen to. - Korean Times, reporter, Kim Joo-young

"popular music critic, park Eun-Suk"

The Forest brightens creative gukak( Korean tradition music). Lyrical and merry tunes have been transmitted smoothly on the basis of sophisticated composition, Also Korean traditional musical instruments and western musical instrument work in harmony. - popular music critic, park Eun-Suk


1st record 'Morning scenery'

2nd record 'Pan project 2'

3rd record 'Green Circle'



The Forest is a Korean classical crossover band, first formed in 2001, based on Korean traditional music. Their music overcome defects of difficulty and boring thing through expressing special music with popular completed senses. There was the first opening performance in Singapore Asian Artmart in 2005 for the first time as a Korean team. The Forest is praised by NewYork Lincoln Center Concert in the best new tradition and regularly carry out overseas trip by national culture mission.
When it finds traditional music-based, The Forest is one of the few acknowledge bands with the ability to take care of all music-required work such as performing, composing, and recording within their own team members. Also The Forest is the first band in Korea getting mixed modern and traditional music lately to compare with the other country.
The Forest music, which makes a harmony composing with Korean’s representative musical instrument like a gayageum, a daegeum, a haegeum, a danso, and a taepyongso making variety effects, has been currently used for a musical, theater, TV drama, CF. Therefore it grows up to the world music through lots of experiences in past and present, over the Eastern and Western boundary.
“Morning Scenery,” the debut album, was first released in 2002 and then starting from 2005, they have been advancing produced performance and their second album “Pan Project 2” has been released on September, 2006. The Forest produced experimental variety performance like “Echo,” “Green Circle,” “Performusic-Parandaemun,” “ Dejavu,” “Magic Words Finding Memory,” “Eternity.” The Forest’s third album “Green Circle” that makes expectation of the Forest’s new stage and fantastic performance.