Great to feature as a Daegeum DOSA on Haedong’s tune below. 🙂
CMU118 (Daegeum dosa) · 해동성국 HAEDONG SEOUNGGUK DOKKAEBI PLAY
℗ 2017 동양표준음향사 / Released on: 2017-12-07
Haedong Seoungguk – Daegeum Dosa (D.K. Huru Mix) [Tonal Unity]
The traditional and the contemporary meet on the latest 12″ from South Korean label Tonal Unity. Continuing the label’s appreciation of organic and meditative sounds, experimental percussionist Haedong has enlisted some of Seoul’s most talented musicians to explore early music and ritual ceremony over two original tracks, while on the flip Antinote regular D.K.provides two hypnotic reinterpretations for the dance floor.
℗ 2019 Tonal Unity / Released on: 2019-12-10
Seungmin Cha – Nuunmuun LP
A steady point of focus
A meditative state
An abstract energy
A perpetual flow
A new perspective
This is an album about consciousness expanding toward awareness of self. Focusing on a single point for long enough that you dive into it and come out on the other side, tapping yourself on the shoulder from behind. Think of it as circumnavigating your reality and washing up on a foreign shore that is familiar, yet entirely new. That has been this artist’s voyage as she made her way through her musical evolution, and this record is that foreign shore.
We are proud to present Seungmin Cha’s first solo release “Nuunmuun”, which translates to “Eye Gate”. Step through the portal and into the parallel universe of this singular artist.
Pre-order available via Bandcamp & Chez Emile records
Oct. 11. fri – Nuunmuun album showcase
Jul.28. sun – TOKKIKO CEREMONY 190728
FOR RUNAWAYS 2
Apr. 13. – Infinity fSM Ⅱ
Feb.16. sat – modular seoul 003
Nov.29th : Nuunmuun @ Mudaeryuk (special guest: Minkyoung Bae)
Oct. 11th : Nuunmuun PAMS showcase
Dec. 20th : Sosojudam
Dec. 6 – 7th : Eye Gate / World premiere
Oct. 1st : The last performance in NYC / Solo
Sep. 23rd : The Shade of Green in Light
Hope to see you all!
photo by Sunguk Lee
I’m currently residence in NYC as a research fellow of Asian Cultural Council. Hope I could spread out to you.
As magnolia flowers spread out and disappear
You spread out to me
And become me
Again I spread out to you
Is the only way to live
The flowers spread out and become fruit.
Summer spreads out and turns into autumn.
Music spreads out and becomes a paint
Life spreads out and becomes death
And the death spreads out
Again and shines light on this life
And again, evening spreads out and
To spread out is to love
A cottage at the skirts of the mountain spreads out
And becomes a spring butterfly that flies by
A Traveler’s Portrait · Junyi Chow · Seungmin Cha A Traveler’s Portrait
℗ 2018 Meii Enterprises / Released on: 2018-01-15
“A Traveler’s Portrait” explores links between soundscape and expression featuring Seungmin Cha on Daegum and JunYi Chow on Piano and Cello. Two composer performers shall exchange musical ideas and create an experimental dialogue that crosses the boundaries between traditional and contemporary, silence and noise, preconception and innovation.
“A Traveler’s Portrait”
- A Traveler’s Portrait (Daegum & Piano – 5’40”)
- Longing (Daegum & Piano – 8’40”)
- Shadow/Shade (Daegum & Cello – 8’16”)
- Illuminate (Daegum & Cello – 6’35”)
- Swing, Swing (Daegum & Piano – 9’40”)
Emerging as one of the most influential experimental Daegeum (Korean transverse bamboo flute) artists, Seungmin Cha was trained in traditional music and its discourse. Her performances incorporate traditional (jeongga and minyo), indie, experimental elements. You can see the evolution of Gugak (Korean traditional music) through her as a traditional music performer, who is at the same time, a contemporary composer and independent musician in the underground scene.
Malaysia-born New York-based Composer, Multi-instrumentalist and Improviser. Chow’s music has been lauded by Financial Times for its “skilful contrasts in both volume and texture”. His interest in music explores the indefinite possibilities of tone colour and sound, in featuring a mixed musical style based on classical contemporary music, Chinese tunes, Gamelan music, minimalism, and popular music, amongst other influences.
Yongseok Seo School Daegeum Sanjo full length version
Yongseok Seo School Daegeum Sanjo
– performed by Seungmin Cha on Dec.17th, 2015
– accompany Janggo by Woonjung Sim
Sanjo is a genre of folk music based on “heoteun garak (scattered melodies)” which pairs a melodic instrumentalist and a drummer in a virtuosic display of folk music performance mastery. Originally, sanjo was a performance type in which an instrumentalist would improvise within the framework of rhythmic cycles but these days sanjo pieces have become rather fixed in a form that has been cultivated over time. Most contemporary performers of sanjo play pieces faithfully as their teachers played and/or created them. Yet, recently, more and more performers have been creating new sanjo framed by the now-predictable structure of slow-to-fast rhythmic progression. There are many sanjo pieces for each instrument, with each piece associated with a particular master performer. Seo Yong Seok developed his own version of sanjo based on the melodic phrases learned from his teacher Juwan Han (1904-1944). This particular sanjo is known for remaining faithful to pansori characteristics, employing techniques of modulation and transposition for dramatic effect. The rattling effect of the vibrating thin rice paper (cheong) covering one of the holes as air pushes forcefully through the instrument is reminiscent of the sound of wind rushing through bamboo. The entire version of this sanjo lasts about one hour, and we will hear an abbreviated version today.
101217_Daegeum Sanjo @ roulette
Daegeum Sanjo in the Style of Master Seo Yong Seok
Master Seo Yong Seok developed his own version of sanjo based on the melodic phrases learned from his teacher Master Han Ju Hwan. Seok’s entire version takes about an hour to perform and is known for faithfully transferring the melodic characteristics of pansori, employing the great techniques of modulation and transposition which help to create a great dramatic expression that is not found in other versions of daegeum sanjo.