Past, Present and Future: The Diversity and Distinctiveness of Korean Music and Dance
THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED
The list of speakers are confirmed in the programme
Date: 13 April 2012Time: 2:00 PM
Finishes: 14 April 2012Time: 5:00 PM
Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre
Type of Event: Symposium
Britain has a curious affinity for Korean music and dance that began with the Durham Oriental Music Festival in the 1970s. This symposium brings back together many of those who have studied in Britain as well as current researchers. Papers will demonstrate the diversity and distinctiveness of Korean music and dance, exploring vocal and percussion, composition and dance, and K-pop, both exploring what has been achieved and looking towards the future of Korean music in our globalized world.
The keynote presentation will be given by Professor Joshua Pilzer, of the University of Toronto, who will introduce his new Oxford University Press book on the music of the Korean 'comfort women' – women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese during the Pacific War. Professor Robert Provine, formerly of the University of Durham and now based at the University of Maryland, will join us by Skype to introduce us to the earliest recordings of Korean music.
Presentations, duly reworked, will be published as a volume of working papers, to be lodged on the SOAS website. In addition, the papers on SamulNori will form part of a collection that will subsequently be published through Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, as part of the Australia Research Council-funded project 'Sustainable Futures', and the papers on Korean dance will form part of a co-written book currently in production by Seo, Kim and Howard (the workshop will also be filmed for inclusion on the website).
Friday, 13 April 2012
VOCAL MUSIC: from literati to opera
THE EARLIEST RECORDINGS OF KOREAN MUSIC
Special Presentation by Robert C. Provine (University of Maryland, College Park)
Demonstrating Korean dance techniques Un Mi Kim (Hanyang University, Seoul)
Kayagŭm zither, taegŭm flute, changgo drum, and Chindo puk ch'um drum dance
Saturday, 14 April 2012
Professor Joshua Pilzer (University of Toronto)
Song in the Lives of Korean Survivors of the Japanese “Comfort Women”
*Programme to be confirmed, and subject to change.
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