Kang Kwon-soon

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The sixth of LKL’s annual unscientific and very personal recognition of the best things of last year. And in the field of film, books and CDs what is encouraging is that there is so much to choose from. There were also plenty of good Korean cultural events in London, Edinburgh and elsewhere, but there was […]

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Concert notes: Tori Ensemble at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 15 February 2011
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It was encouraging to see the KCC’s first concert of the year very well attended. It was also very nice to have plenty of comfy seats laid out in the multi-purposes hall. The KCC hopes to bring you a wide range of music on a more regular basis than the past, and the Tori ensemble […]

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The inaugural KCC Concert 2011: Tori Ensemble

by Events Editor 27 January 2011
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One of the KCC’s initiatives this year is to start bringing Korean music, including traditional music, to a London audience. The first of these concerts in on Monday 7 February. The KCC Concerts Tori Ensemble HEO Yoon-jeong and KANG Kwon-soon This inaugural concert of 2011 brings traditional Korean music to a modern audience, Ms. Heo […]

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Exploring Korean Music Old and New – Tradition and creativity

by Philip Gowman 28 February 2006

SOAS, 24 February 2006 Many thanks to Dr Keith Howard of SOAS for putting together a fascinating half-day colloquium on Korean music. Presentations were as follows: Simon Mills’s (SOAS) subject was the rhythmic drum patterns (Changdan) used in shamanistic ritual on the East coast of Korea. He focused on the startling digressions (Tokkaekki changdan) which […]

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