[KS] Fulbright Concert (in lieu of Forum)

Horace H. Underwood hhu at fulbright.or.kr
Thu Oct 24 02:08:12 EDT 2002


For October, instead of a Fulbright Forum, the Korean American Educational
Commission is pleased to invite you to attend a Lecture Concert at the
National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts.  The event will be
held on Thursday, October 31, 2002, at 7:30 p.m.

The featured scholar this month will be Dr. Hi Kyung Kim, American Fulbright
scholar grantee in Korea, who is Associate Professor of Music Composition
and Director of the Pacific Rim Music Festival at the University of
California, Santa Cruz.  Dr. Kim received her B.A. in Composition from Seoul
National University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley.  As an American
Fulbright Scholar for 2002-03, she is teaching at Seoul National University
and conducting research at the National Center for Korean Traditional
Performing Arts. The evening will be a concert of her own compositions, two
of which are being premiered at this event.  Dr. Kim's music uses both
Korean and Western instruments, functioning as a bridge between the music of
Korea and the West.  The performers include American professional performers
from Ensemble Parallele and Korean traditional performers.  The performance
will be followed by a reception sponsored by Fulbright Korea.  We hope you
will all come and enjoy this special occasion.

Place: U-Myun Dang, at The National Center for Korean Traditional Performing
700 Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul
(Near the Seoul Arts Center, across from Arirang TV)
see maps on their website:  www.ncktpa.go.kr (click "English" and "contact
or call for directions: 580-3333
Date: Thursday, October 31, 2002
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Cost: W8000 (W4000 for students)

We welcome to the Concert all Fulbrighters, senior lecturers, junior
researchers and ETAs, as well as Board Members, Fulbright alumni, Peace
Corps alumni, Korean studies scholars, foreign graduate students, interested
visitors, and other friends of Korea and members of the Fulbright family.

The presentation will be followed by a reception sponsored by Fulbright
Korea.  We hope many friends will come to enjoy the music, the lecture, and
the good company.

See you on the 31st!

Horace H. Underwood, Executive Director
Korean-American Educational Commission (Fulbright)
Seoul, Korea
hhu at fulbright.or.kr



"Trio, Sori" (2002)      Daekeum, clarinet, cello

"Instant Breath" (1999)  Flute solo
      (Chosen as the best solo flute composition at the Australian Flute
Festival, 2002)

"Rituel II" (2002)       Korean Dancer/Drummer, Yangkeum, Voice(Bumpae
singer), Piri, Violin, Cello, Bass Clarinet/Clarinet, Percussion
        Conducted by Hi Kyung Kim
(Composer's note:  As we all faced a shocking moment when we lost many
innocent souls last September, it came to me that we should dedicate the
music from our different traditions in memory of those lost in this
unforgettable tragedy.  This is the inspiration for Rituel II.  When the
voice breaks the moment, the dancer will mourn in Zen dance.  Slow and still
movements reflect our saddened hearts.  However, we all believe that those
lost want us to be well and happy, as we want them to be. Delightful Sang Mo
Nori and cheerful Yangkeum melodies will lead us back into this joyful
world.  Two percussionists will play powerfully.  The music is from
Shamanism, Buddhism, and Christianity.  Through music we pray for peace in
the world.)


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