works

Consumed Variations
project ensemble morph

Jenseits der Leere, wieder (빈곳의 바깥에서, 다시), Seoul


Year: 2021
Instrumentation: recorder, percussion, piano, violin, viola, cello
+ electronics (stereo+subs, stereo omnidirectional mics), webpage, video
++ all the people in the room need ear-protectors such as earmuffs, earplugs
Duration: ca.28' to 36'


*This piece contains a lot of physical (bodily) elements that one cannot experience with the recording. Some soft sounds in the recording are amplified for better understanding.  The video recording is to provide a glimpse of the piece. Using headphones is recommended.


The score is available.




Outs
Impuls Festival, Graz
ChampdAktion LAbO, Antwerp


Year: 2018
Three performers (one with instrument)
+ electronics (stereo+subs), light
Duration: ca. 8′

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Byungseon Park
I am [ ]ing, Seoul


Year: 2016
Instrumentation: clarinet
+ electronics (stereo+subs)

++ all the people in the room wear ear-protectors such as earmuffs, earplugs


Duration: ca, 10′

Program note:
The traditional musical space, which we call “concert hall”, is built to maximize the “proper” resonance of instruments.
It is a publicly shared cultural space.
That historical chamber does not exist anymore in this piece, but we appreciate our own personal small room, i.e. ears.
In this personal room, we may build a new instrument and a new musical space as well.
Extreme loud noise space, where we cannot hear anything else and even get pain without protecting our ears.
In the closed-ear room, the dangerous space is not something horrible, but it provides an experience like a spacewalk. The earplugs, in this situation, are the same as a spacesuit.
They filter out all the unpleasant obstructions and let us be conscious of the very pure essence of the human sense.


*Using headphones is recommended.


Prufrock II
Open Cube, Graz


Year: 2018
Setting: robotic piano player, electronics (stereo+subs)
Duration: ca. 27′

Program note:
Prufrock is a poetic narrator in The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock written by T. S. Eliot (first published in June 1915). I had started composing an ensemble piece Prufrock in 2012 and finished in 2013 (revised in 2014). The piece was lamentations for a miserable life. Prufrock II is the contemplation of………. God, an awareness of death and carnal love in life.

meanwhile
Ensemble Proton
Dampfzentrale Bern

Year: 2018
Instrumentation: English horn, bass clarinet, contraforte, cello
+ four music stands
Duration: ca. 5-6′

Program note:
Meanwhile,
I was
-ing…

*a miniature piece for pub or bar.