A. Typist is a project group consisting of the musician Ryu Hankil, and the writers Kim Taeyong and lo wie.
They use modified manual typewriters with an interest in finding sound/music produced by writing, texts produced by sound/music and unexpected things produced by the relationship of the two ways of producing sound/music and texts.
They released their first two collaboration works 『Beckett's Typist』 (lo wie and Ryu Hankil) and 『Profile』 (Kim Taeyong, Lee Youngji and Ryu Hankil) as CD+Book sets in 2011.
In June 2013, they released 『Julie Hanssin’s Typist』, a performance of 『The Book before Music』 written by Julie Hanssin, and now perform concerts in various ways.
Hankil RYU has organized a monthly improvised music concert called RELAY (2005~2008) and established his own publishing office called The Manual. He is interested in finding an alternative musical structure possessed by abandoned objects like clockworks, typewriters and telephones. After discovering the instrumental possibilities of a typewriter, he started to collaborate with writers. http://www.themanual.co.kr
lo wie has written screenplays and text for video works, and now collaborates with other musicians in making sound by writing text.
Taeyong KIM has published two books of short stories, Pig on the Grass (2007) and Pimp Story (2012), and one novel, Straight Out (2010). Since publishing a poetry book, Le Pantalon a cornes (2012), he has written poems under the name Jacques Denuitmain. He also writes weird sentences under several other names. Recently he has been dreaming of useless collisions of letters, sound and images, and has an interest in sound poetry.