Contemplative Traditional Music Series: Springtime Court Music
Event on 2012-12-21 06:30:00
Contemplative Traditional Music Series:
Springtime Court Music
On April 21, Artist Heejung Han performs the two-stringed haegŭm in the p’ungnyu style, and her subdued and unhurried melodies are designed to prompt contemplation. Han opens with the Yuch’osin chi kok version of the Yŏngsanhoesang, accompanied by two wind instruments, the delicate tune reminiscent of Kyŏnggi folk music with Chinyang, Chungmori, Chungjungmori, and Chajinmori rhythms. Han concludes with Chŏk Nyŏm, a seven-movement solo piece for haegŭm composed by master Kim Yŏngjae, and a composition by Yang Sŏnghwan that derives from the folk music of Kyŏngsang province.
Traditional teas and sweets are on offer throughout this special hour of contemplative music, commentary and Q&A.
Thursday, April 21
About the Performer:
Han Hee-jung was a principal member of two traditional orchestras in Korea, the Youth Korean Traditional Music Orchestra and Seoul Korean Traditional Music Orchestra, prior to immigrating to the United States. She graduated from Chu-Gye University for the Arts, where she received traditional academic training and studied under celebrated haegŭm performers Kim Jung-lim and Yang Kyung-sook. She joined the Korean Traditional Performing Arts Association’s Chamber Ensemble in 2005, developing new approaches to Korean traditional compositions.
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