|Hwang, Byungki / Best Of Korean Gayageum Music, The|
|Album:||Best Of Korean Gayageum Music, The||Collection:||World|
|Label:||Arc Music Inc.|
|Add Date:||2008-03-30||Pull Date:||2008-06-01||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||25 May||18 May||4 May||27 Apr||20 Apr||13 Apr||6 Apr|
|1.||Mar 05, 2009:||World Series Champions |
Hamadan 1, Hamadan 2
|4.||Apr 29, 2008:||At the Cafe Bohemian |
|2.||May 19, 2008:||Emphysema For Emphasis |
Darha Nopigom 3, Darha Nopigom 2
|5.||Apr 22, 2008:||At the Cafe Bohemian |
|3.||May 13, 2008:||At the Cafe Bohemian |
|6.||Apr 21, 2008:||Emphysema For Emphasis |
Darha Nopigom 3, Darha Nopigom 2, Darha Nopigom 1
BYUNGKI HWANG: Best of Korean Gayageum Music |
Traditional Korean music by one of its foremost modern composers, mostly gentle works focusing on the 12- or 17-string gayageum zither. Although Hwang composed all of the music here, he performs on the first 12 tracks only. This CD is a series of suites, which can be played whole or as individual tracks. Very nice stuff.
All nice. Fo’s Picks: 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 20, 22
1-5: 17-string zither with minimal accents from janggu drum, lots of interesting meters (esp. #3). Each track is a little faster than the last.
6-9: quietly emotive and mysterious zither & drum; a very deliberate, steady pace & some cool string techniques; #9 has harplike sound.
10-12: 12-string zither & drum, an exotic sound: 10 has weeping quality, 11 is direct & melodic, 12 is speedy and spinning.
13: solo bamboo flute: lyrical, then stark w/ extended technique, spoken break.
14-17: earthy 6-string picked zither & drum, stern and dramatic. 15 a bit bluesy.
18: very sad folksong with female vocal, full of long swooping tones; lovely
19-21: suite based on two poems about tea. 19 is a short, lively instrumental. 20 & 21 are slow with pretty female vocals.
22: vocal song, very expressive, with impressive range from the singer
[ Fo ] 19-Mar-08
|1.||Darha Nopigom 1||12.||Hamadan 3|
|2.||Darha Nopigom 2||13.||Jasi|
|3.||Darha Nopigom 3||14.||Nakdoeum 1|
|4.||Darha Nopigom 4||15.||Nakdoeum 2|
|5.||Darha Nopigom 5||16.||Nakdoeum 3|
|6.||Sigyetap 1||17.||Nakdoeum 4|
|7.||Sigyetap 2||18.||Moon Of My Hometown|
|8.||Sigyetap 3||19.||Chahyangije 1|
|9.||Sigyetap 4||20.||Chahyangije 2|
|10.||Hamadan 1||21.||Chahyangije 3|