Open Space Music gathers and sustains a multicultural and multiethnic community of artists and artistic people through the sharing of performances and learning experiences. We believe that creating an environment where ALL can feel at home is transformative and essential to our collective artistic freedom.
What is Open Space Music?
Madang Project 2022
Madang Project is a creative space for artists to share their work and an opportunity to build community. It is inspired by the Korean madang, an open space in the middle of a village where folk performances, rituals, and meetings take place. A deeper meaning of the word is a space where the boundaries between different groups, including performers and audience, fade away inspiring freedom of expression.
From our family to yours
Co-founders Hyeyung Sol Yoon and Gregory Beaver were members of the Chiara String Quartet for 18 years with whom they performed and recorded the Bartok and Brahms String Quartet Cycles by heart and were nominated for a Grammy for their recording of Jefferson Friedman's String Quartets. They moved on from that endeavor in 2018 and now live in Jersey City, NJ with their two daughters and a cat who sits on them every night with occasional intense eye contact. Hyeyung loves her violin and enjoys gathering people who love music like her. Greg loves his cello and computer programming.
Open Space Music was launched in 2020 in response to the pandemic and physical distancing. It presented over 35 online events over Zoom in its first season and brought together around 2000 audience members and 35 artists around the globe. They're excited to continue on this journey to bring people together in a new way in a wide open creative space.