[KS] ch'ang jak kukak

Richard Miller rcmiller at wisc.edu
Fri Dec 14 21:17:00 EST 2007

Andy Sutton (UW-Madison), who I think is on this list, has also been 
working on this subject. You can get his email from the UW website 

Richard Miller
Center for East Asian Studies

Roald Maliangkay wrote:
> Dear Kevin,
> Hilary Finchum-Sung at UC Berkeley has recently done very good work on 
> the subject. Please check with her. I have her email address, but you 
> may easily find it on the web (and I am wary of sending email 
> addresses over the web because of spam).
> Regards,
> Roald
> On 14/12/07 5:26 PM, "kevin at macosx.com" <kevin at macosx.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > I wonder if there are any folks on this list who are doing, or have  
> > done some work on ch'ang jak kukak. I remember years ago bumping into  
> > folks here in Seoul who were investigating and writing about such  
> > things.  I suddenly find myself having to look into this area and I am  
> > trying to find a path forward and also trying to decide which  
> > musicians/pieces/approaches I might investigate. I am interested in  
> > everything from the barely neo-traditional (some Kim Young-Jae pieces,  
> > for example, seem to spring seamlessly from the existing repertoire)  
> > to hybrids and experimentalists (Kim Jin Hi) and am especially younger  
> > folks (like Won-il). Of course there is Hwang Byoung-gi, Im  
> > Dong-ch'ang and others. Named above are mostly traditional music  
> > musicians who create new pieces drawing on that tradition.
> >
> > On the other hand are "Composers" who have western art music type  
> > training who integrate elements from traditional music in some way.  
> > These are folks like Yun i sang, Hwang Sung-ho, Young-hi Pagh-pan,  
> > Kang Sukhi and others, including those mentioned in the Babcock  
> > article (Korean Composers in Profile, Tempo 1995).
> >
> > In any case, I would like to know what else there is and what  
> > scholarship might be under way on the topic.
> >
> > I would be interest to to have folks point me to works that either  
> > exemplify a specific approach or aesthetic (towards integrating  
> > traditional musical materials or ideas) or just pieces that seems  
> > "successful" or extraordinary in some way.
> >
> > cheers,
> >
> > Kevin Parks
> >
> >
> >
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