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Music in Korea

Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture

Donna Lee Kwon, Edited by Bonnie C. Wade, and Patricia Shehan Campbell

Publication Date - October 2011

ISBN: 9780195368277

224 pages
Paperback
5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $34.95

The first brief, single-volume text to provide a thematic, succinct introduction to the music of Korea

Description

*** Music in Korea is one of several case-study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series. Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around the world. It sets the stage for an array of case-study volumes, each of which focuses on a single area of the world. Each case study uses the contemporary musical situation as a point of departure, covering historical information and traditions as they relate to the present. ***

Despite its longstanding position as a distinct cultural force in East Asia, Korea continues to be underrepresented in world music texts. Music in Korea is the first brief, single-volume text to provide a thematic, succinct introduction to the music of Korea--a region whose volatile political climate has often overshadowed its rich cultural and musical traditions.

Based on author Donna Lee Kwon's extensive fieldwork, the text features interviews with performers, eyewitness accounts of performances, and vivid illustrations. Kwon uses three themes--Korea as a transnational player in East Asia, the intersection of Korean music and cultural politics, and Korea's maintenance of its strong cultural identity through both musical and aesthetic continuity--to survey the region and draw parallels and contrasts between its various traditions. Each theme lends itself to a discussion of Korea's classical musical customs and its contemporary developments. Packaged with an 80-minute audio CD containing musical examples, the text features numerous listening activities that engage students with the music. The companion website (www.oup.com/us/globalmusic) includes supplementary materials for instructors.

About the Author(s)

Donna Lee Kwon is Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Kentucky.

Table of Contents

    Foreword
    Preface
    CD Track List
    1. KOREA FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE BORDER
    Pyongyang, North Korea
    Kosong, South Korea
    Intersecting Themes
    Transnationalism in Flux: From the "Hermit Kingdom" to the "Korean Wave": From the "Hermit Kingdom" to the "Korean Wave"
    Modernization and Cultural Continuity in North and South Korea
    Music and Cultural Politics: Articulating the Border through Song
    "Our Wish is Reunification": The Story of Im Su-kyong
    Popular Visions of Reunification
    2. THE COURT AS CULTURAL CONDUIT
    Court Music, Cultural Policy, and the State
    The Movement of Court Culture from East to West
    The Development of Ritual Music of the Court: Music, Cultural Politics, and the State
    Court Music in Practice Today
    Experiencing State Sacrificial Music
    Ritual Order and Cosmology
    Instruments and Music
    Munmyo Cheryeak
    Chongmyo Cheryeak
    Tension and Release in Sujech'on
    3. THE POLITICS OF PRESERVATION AND REVIVAL IN INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
    Instrumental Preservation, Adaptation, and Revival
    South Korea: The Politics of Preservation and Revival
    North Korea: Music and the Masses
    Solo Repertoires
    Sanjo
    The Development of Sanjo and its Spread to other Instruments
    Changdan: The Rhythmic Underpinning of Sanjo
    The Interaction of Rhythm, Mode, and Melody in Sanjo
    Ensemble Forms
    P'ungmul
    P'ungmul in the Village Madang
    P'ungmul in the Streets: Political Protest Marches
    P'ungmul on Stage: The Emergence of Samul Nori
    Shamanist Ritual Forms
    Chindo Ssikkim-kut (Cleansing Rituals)
    Sinawi and the Cultivation of Improvisation
    4. THE SINGING VOICE
    Folksongs
    Central (Kyonggi) minyo
    Southern (Namdo) minyo
    Sijo-ch'ang: Cultivating an Appreciation for Sung Poetry
    Text, Rhythm, and Melody
    P'ansori: Intertextuality and Cultural Continuity
    History and Development Through Multiple Formats
    Performance and Repertoire
    Warm-up Songs (Tan'ga)
    Narrative Performance: The Song of Ch'unhyang
    Expressive Elements of P'ansori
    P'ansori Aesthetics
    Contemporary Developments in Korean Musical Theater and Film
    North Korean Revolutionary Opera
    P'ansori and Film: Director Im Kwon-taek
    Sop'yonje
    Ch'unhyang
    5. COLONIAL LEGACIES IN KOREA
    The Legacy of the Japanese Colonial Occupation (1910-1945)
    The Enduring Popularity of Trot
    The Emergence of Sin minyo
    Engaging with Western Concert Music
    South Korea: Tradition, Innovation, Synthesis, and Popularization
    North Korea: Music, Synthesis, and Politics
    Western Music and Modern Nationhood: The Making of Korea's National Anthems
    6. NEGOTIATING TRANSNATIONAL FLOWS OF CULTURE
    Shifts in the Global Mediascape
    The Korean Wave
    K-Pop and the Influence of Seo Taiji and the Boys
    Music and Power
    The Presence of American Forces and the Dawn of a New Era in South Korean Pop
    State-sanctioned Popular Music in North Korea
    The Politicization of Popular Music in South Korea: T'ong kit'a and the Song Movement
    Cultural Continuity in Korean Popular Music: Indexing "Tradition" in Korean Hip-Hop
    Moving Beyond "Tradition" in the Music of Jang Goon
    Glossary
    References
    Resources
    Index

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