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Im Tae Kyung Homepage   Leave a comment

Finally, he establishes his official homepage

http://imtk.co.kr/

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Posted August 9, 2013 by ITKdevoted in News

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Duet “The Last Kiss” from musical “Prince Rudolf” release on July 18th   Leave a comment

‘환상 호흡’ 옥주현·임태경, 듀엣 앨범 ‘The Last Kiss’ 발매

뮤지컬 배우 임태경과 옥주현이 오는 18일 듀엣 앨범 [The Last Kiss](더 라스트 키스)를 공식 발매한다.

지난해 뮤지컬 <황태자 루돌프>에서 각각 비운의 황태자 루돌프 역과 그의 사랑스러운 연인 마리 베체라 역을 맡아 열연했던 임태경과 옥주현이 프랭크 와일드혼의 아름다운 음악에 반해 스페셜 듀엣 앨범을 기획하게 되었다.

두 사람은 지난 4월 일본 도쿄에서 열린 [K-Musical Stars Concert 2013]의 무대에서도 뮤지컬 <황태자 루돌프>의 듀엣곡 [알 수 없는 그곳으로]와 <몬테크리스토>의 듀엣곡 [언제나 그대 곁에]를 환상의 호흡으로 소화해 뜨거운 호응을 받은 바 있다.

[The Last Kiss]는 약 70여 페이지에 달하는 두 사람의 사진집과 <황태자 루돌프>의 하이라이트 넘버 10곡이 수록되었다. 임태경과 옥주현은 개인 앨범이 아닌 듀엣 앨범을 최초로 발매하는 만큼 더욱 완성도 높은 음악을 선보이기 위해 장장 7개월 간에 거쳐 작업을 해왔다.

음반 작업에 공을 들인 것은 물론 CD와 함께 구성된 화보집에는 무대에서 보여줄 수 없는 색다른 모습을 보여주기 위해 그 동안 공개된 적이 없었던 두 배우의 스튜디오 콘셉트컷, 백스테이지 등 다양한 사진들을 담았다.

두 사람의 노래를 다시 만날 수 있는 [The Last Kiss]는 오는 7월 16일부터 임태경이 출연하는 뮤지컬 <몬테크리스토> 공연장인 충무아트홀 대극장에서 구매 가능하다. 공식 발매일인 7월 18일 이후에는 온·오프라인 음반 판매 매장과 18일 오픈 예정인 임태경의 공식 홈페이지에서도 구매할 수 있다.

한편, 임태경은 현재 뮤지컬 <몬테크리스토>에서 열연 중이며, 옥주현은 뮤지컬 <엘리자벳> 앙코르 공연을 앞두고 연습에 한창이다.

Source :- http://news.nate.com/view/20130715n33960

01. Prologue(프롤로그)-원제 Overture

02. Mary’s Theme (마리의 테마) – 옥주현

03. Something More (알 수 없는 그곳으로) – 임태경,옥주현

04. How Will I Know? (알 수 없는 길) – 임태경

05. The Moment I Saw You (처음 만난 날처럼) –임태경,옥주현

06. Only Love (사랑이야) – 옥주현

07. An Ordinary Man (평범한 남자) – 임태경

08. The Measure of A Man (날 시험할 순간) – 임태경

09. The Steps of Tomorrow (내일로 가는 계단) – 임태경 외

10. I Was Born To Love You+Only Love(Reprise) (너 하나만+사랑이야(Reprise) – 임태경,옥주현

Posted July 16, 2013 by ITKdevoted in News

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Crossover tenor returns   Leave a comment

Im Taek-kyung to hold concert, release three recordings

By Lee Hyo-won

In September, Im Tae-kyung moved fans by reemerging on the stage of KBS2’s “Invincible Masterpiece 2.” After garnering many votes on the popular talent show for reinterpreting local pop classics, the crossover tenor suffered from chronic coughs and completely lost his voice. He had to stop hosting his radio show and even feared the end of his singing career.

After undergoing treatment the 37-year-old has now returned fully recuperated, and is celebrating the occasion with a solo concert, ambitious recording projects and, moreover, a renewed sense of determination to work toward his dreams.

“This is going to be my big comeback,” Im said about his concert this Saturday at Kyung Hee University’s Grand Peace Palace in Seoul, during a recent Korea Times interview.

“I’ve been singing since I was five, and I never stopped, even when I had a cold or two broken ribs onstage during a musical performance. I kept on coughing without reason and I had to cancel everything — but I decided if I were to ‘die’ as a singer, I should be onstage until the very end. I really thought it was going to be my last performance.”

Nevertheless his performance of Yun Shin-ae’s “Yeolae” (Passionate Love) won him the round against Hwang Kyung-min, and Im embarked on a journey to recover his voice. The singer traveled through the United States, Spain, France and Germany for one-and-a-half months. “It was trying to find a cure. I sought doctors, vocal coaches — everything I could to get my voice back.”

He learned that he had been exhausting his vocal cords by using the same singing technique as when he was younger. “Many singers in their 30s and 40s apparently go through similar problems. But your vocal chords are very sensitive muscles and you need to learn how to use them differently with the passage of time.”

Yet Im is no stranger to recovering from physical challenges.

He is famous for having battled — and beaten — leukemia as an adolescent. “I felt there was a reason why I was saved from a deadly disease, and that it was my calling to use music to help others.” He was pursuing graduate studies in engineering in the United States when he learned about his past from his mother, and became a singer in the hope of using his talent for humanitarian causes.

Defining crossover music

The artist’s upcoming solo concert will not only be a showcase for his newfound voice but also raise funds to build a concert hall for children. “I’m really excited about performing for fans while also doing something for a good cause. Now that I’ve found my voice again I really want to do everything I can.”

In addition to the concert he is currently working on not one but three different recordings — “gagok” (Korean lyrical songs), “gugak” (traditional Korean music) crossover and pop ballads. “Before, I used to shy away from making albums because I wanted to be careful about leaving something behind permanently. But now I want to do as much as I can.”

He will be premiering a few tracks from his upcoming albums during the concert this week, among a mix of crossover numbers. He hopes to tell meaningful life stories rather than be dictated by genre.

“Music should be treated as music, regardless of genre. Crossover is different from a mere ‘fusion’ such as featuring a traditional Korean instrument in a classical chamber piece or such,” he said, explaining that it’s about taking the essence of different musical elements to make new interpretations, such as merging gugak composition techniques with Western structures.

During “Invincible Masterpiece 2,” for example, Im gave Lee Mi-ja’s “trot” (Korean pop) piece “Camellia Lady” a rock musical treatment and even younger audiences more accustomed to K-pop appreciated what would otherwise be considered old-fashioned.
As Im continues to pioneer new crossover projects, he hopes to work toward a bigger dream. “So far I suppose I’ve been doing quite well,” he said, about starring in smash hit musicals, performing opposite esteemed artists like Sumi Jo and even making headlines for sellout concerts in Japan.

But he still feels he hasn’t achieved “enough influence” to contribute to humanitarian causes.

“If I don’t reach what I believe is a satisfying level of success as an artist, enough to make a difference in our society, then I might go into law perhaps so I can find a different way to help others. I went from studying engineering to singing professionally. I’m not afraid to change paths.

“But for now, it is with the greatest pleasure that I take the stage, to affect people in the best way I know through the beauty of music.”
The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets cost from 22,000 won to 110,000 won. For more information, call (02) 719-0131.

Source : http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/include/print.asp?newsIdx=100086

Posted December 4, 2011 by ITKdevoted in News

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