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Hyo-shin NA

Hyo- shin Na: All the Noises

Label: New World Records

Format: CD

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Ocean/Shore 2 (2003) is one of a series that are studies on the use of diverse materials and on the coexistence, within a piece of music, of various instruments. As in the meeting and interaction of water and land, these instruments can have fundamentally very different characters (piri and violin, or clarinet and cello), yet shouldn’t lose their basic nature in the interests of harmony, or even beauty. On first hearing, one might consider All the Noises in the World (2006) to be a piece of traditional Korean music, in which traditionally skilled performers do what they have always done. The musicians produce sounds/noises on something other than their own instrument. Thus, what appears to be a purely Korean piece turns out to be a very complex concept with elements and sensibilities from different cultures. The inspiration and basic musical materials of Walking, Walking (for solo piano) (2004) have their origin in a song by the Chilean musician Victor Jara, a central figure in that country’s “new song” movement. Walking, Walking explores aspects and qualities of the act of walking, the rhythm and pace of walking and thinking, the balance of working and idling, and the, at times, meandering, light-hearted quality of walking. Ten Thousand Ugly Ink Blots (for string quartet) (2006) is one of the composer’s most experimental with regard to the method of composition.
Cat. number: NW 80674
Year: 2008