[KS] Korean Studies in Copenhagen

Andy Jackson gp200 at yahoo.com
Tue May 6 06:27:10 EDT 2014

Dear list members, 
we have a double bill of Korean Studies talks this week at the University of Copenhagen. 
Everyone is welcome. 
Best, Andrew
South Korean
Cinema: Finding Success in the Post-Cinematic Era
Professor Kyung Hyun Kim
(University of California at Irvine) 
Abstract: A little less than 10 years ago, South Korean
film industry’s primary concern was no different from the rest of the world’s:
the protection of its domestic films from Hollywood. It had hard time making
films that would match Hollywood’s popularity. Strange things have happened
however over the second decade of the new millennium; Korean cinema now boasts
a moviegoing rate per capita that is best in the world (4.2 per capita), protects
its domestic production with overwhelming majority of the audiences voluntarily
choosing to watch local products over Hollywood’s, and has shot through the
rank among the largest local box offices and exports in the world. Korean
cinema impressed both its local fans and Hollywood producers interested in
remakes and global talents by taking less than a decade--to go from a perilous
state to one of the sturdiest local film industries in the world. This talk
probes the reason behind how South Korea registers the highest movie-going rate
in the world, while defending the title of the most wired nation in the world
in this 21st Century where it is widely perceived to be a
post-cinema era.
Biography: Kyung Hyun Kimis Professor of East Asian Languages and
Literatures and Director of the Critical Theory Emphasis at the University of
California, Irvine. He is the coeditor of The
Korean Popular Culture Reader (2014) and the author of Virtual Hallyu: Korean Cinema of the Global Era (2011) and The Remasculinization of Korean Cinema (2004)—all published by Duke University Press.
He has also co-produced both the restoration project of The Housemaid (dir. Kim Ki-young, 1960) and its remake that
premiered at 2010 Cannes Film Festival.  
Dato: Torsdag d. 08-05-2014
(uge 19)Thursday May8th 2014
Tid: kl. 17:00-19:00
Lokale: 24.4.01 (60
Det Humanistiske
Institut for Tværkulturelle og Regionale Studier
Københavns Universitet
Karen Blixens vej 4, bygn.24
Won Il: My compositions and
Won Il (Artistic Director of the National Orchestra of Korea)
Abstract:In the lecture Won Il will discuss the kind of musical
path he has passed during a period when it is almost inevitable to be
influenced by traditional, modern, Western, Oriental and world music. In this
talk we will listen to a selection of music based on this discussion. In
particular, Won Il will discuss the the phenomenal and particular sound of Korean
music which has preserved the distinctive characteristic of the traditional
culture and art of East Asia in the present era. He will also discuss the
positive meaning traditional sounds and music conveys in today’s rapidly
changing, globalized cultural life patterns. 
Biography: Komponist og musiker Won II (f. 1967), uddannet
komponist, fløjtenist, perkussionist, er en af Sydkoreas mest alsidige
musikalske personligheder. Han er i dag kunstnerisk leder / dirigent for The
National Orchestra of Korea ved The National Theatre Of Korea samt professor og
underviser i Korean Traditional Arts ved Korea National University of Arts i
Seoul. I 2004 etablerede han BARAMGOT – et koreansk ensemble med 5 musikere,
kendt for brugen af traditionelle koreanske instrumenter og sin fortolkning og
fornyelse af traditionel koreansk musik. Ensemblet har turneret i Asien, USA og
det meste af Europa. Med sin fusion af traditionel koreansk musik med ny musik
og hans vision om at føre traditionel koreansk musik ud i verden, gerne i
samspil med kunstformer som teater, dans og film, er Won II blandt Sydkoreas
vigtigste fornyere af de traditionelle koreanske usiktraditioner. Won II siger
om behovet for fornyelse:
"Musik er ikke i fokus længere. Vi fokuserer på at
spille, men mister vitaliteten af musikken. Vi har brug for at genopdage
vitaliteten og bringe traditionel musik til moderne teatre og rum. "Won
II´s åbningsværk "New Hearing”, opført i 2012 i forbindelse med hans
overtagelse af lederposten forThe National Orchestra i 2012, præsenterede en
helt ny lyd indenfor orkestermusik for traditionelle koreanske instrumenter og
er et værk, som længe vil blive husket som en historisk begivenhed indenfor den
koreanske musikverden.
Fredag d. 9. May 2014 (uge 17) Friday
May 9th 2014
Tid: kl.  15.00-17.00
Lokale: 24.4.01 (60 pladser)
Det Humanistiske
Institut for Tværkulturelle og Regionale Studier
Københavns Universitet
Karen Blixens vej 4, bygn.24
entry, all welcome. 
any questions contact Andrew Jackson: krm769 at hum.ku.dk
Organized by the
Korean Studies unit, Institut for Tværkulturelle og Regionale Studier,
Københavns Universitet, Karen Blixens vej 4, bygn. 10, Lokale 10-1-45
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