[KS] Fulbright Forum November 14

Horace H. Underwood hhu at fulbright.or.kr
Mon Nov 3 21:59:44 EST 2003


Fulbright in Seoul (the Korean American Educational Commission) is pleased
to invite you to attend the Fulbright Forum for November, which will be held
next Friday, November 14, 2003, at 6:30 p.m. at the Commission offices in

The speaker this month is Dr. Christopher Dobrian, Fulbright scholar grantee
to Korea, who will speak on the topic, "Combining Korean Instruments and
Computers in Music Performance."  Dr. Dobrian is a composer specializing in
the use of computers in live performance.  His works involve computers that
he programs to act as pseudo-intelligent improvisers onstage interacting
with live musicians.  Dobrian's work in Korea has included collaboration
with an expert player of daegeum (traditional Korean flute) to apply these
computer techniques in a new musical context.  What can a computer
"understand" about Korean music?  Is this combination inherently
anachronistic, or can these radically different old and new technologies be
combined effectively?  And what makes someone want to do such a thing

Christopher Dobrian is Associate Professor of Music at the University of
California, Irvine.  He is the director of the Gassmann Electronic Music
Studio and the Realtime Experimental Audio Laboratory (REALab), and is
producer/director of the Gassmann Electronic Music Series.  He holds a Ph.D.
in Composition from the University of California, San Diego, where he
studied composition with Joji Yuasa, Robert Erickson, Morton Feldman, and
Bernard Rands, and computer music with F. Richard Moore and George Lewis.
He is currently in Seoul on a Fulbright Scholar lecturing/research
fellowship, teaching contemporary computer music techniques and composition
at the Korean National University of Arts and collaborating with performers
to make new compositions for computer and traditional Korean instruments.

We welcome to the November Fulbright Forum all Fulbrighters, senior
scholars, graduate students and ETAs, as well as Commission Board Members,
Fulbright alumni, Peace Corps alumni, Korean studies scholars, foreign
graduate students, RAS members, and any other interested friends of Korea or
members of the Fulbright family.

The presentation will be followed by a buffet reception.  We hope many
friends will come to enjoy the lecture, the discussion, and the food.

Place: Fulbright Building
168-15 Yomni-dong, Mapo-gu
see maps on our website: www.fulbright.or.kr
or call Mrs. Lee: 3275-4000 for directions
Date: Friday, November 14, 2003
Time: 6:30 p.m.

See you next Friday!

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

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