Karma Police

4 min / 2015 / HD Video / in collaboration with Seoul Tranditional Musical Ensemble

In this film, a group of musicians from Korean Traditional Ensemble, adapts Radiohead’s cult song ‘Karma Police’, using some of the oldest musical instruments. At times the musical translation resembles its original self, at times it is lost in translation. However the intense frustration with the rapidly changing world of Thom Yorke, embedded in the lyrics of ‘Karma Police’ lives on in the form of the animated characters.


Musical arrangement: Soungwhan Yang
Animation: Park Soyoung
With generous support from Geumcheon Seoul Art Space