baudouin de jaer

Compositions For Geomungo and Gayageum

SR373
digipack 2CD + 16 page booklet (french/english)

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Composition for solo Geomungo,
sanjo i, heroes of the thought and 5 lines
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Compositions for 12-string Gayageum,
prelude, 5 sanjo and 10 studies

The Geomungo, the zither of the kingdom of Goguryeo is one of the oldest korean instruments. It is sometime called the 'black zither.' It can be traced back to the 4th century, when it was used exclusively in the sacred setting of court music.
Gayageum according to legend and to recent archeological digs, the Gayageum is a millennial
zither-like instrument featured in all korean traditional repertoires. The Gayageum was probably inspired by its chinese close relatives (the Guzheng, Seul and Chuk). Its name derives from the ancient kingdom of Gaya. It is said that 1,300 years ago, King Gasil ordered musician wu ruk to build this beautiful instrument out of paulownia wood.

Baudouin de Jaer is exploring these ancestral vibrations. and, like a researcher who cannot stop digging ever deeper, he unveils, with sincere spontaneity, the fundamentals of korea's traditional cultures. His music includes the natural evocations Koreans hold so dear: rivers bouncing off of rocks, stones giving away under one's steps and dancing down the hill, skies slowly growing darker, in the silent moments preceding the crashes of a thunderstorm and its heavy summer showers... the relationship with nature, the earth, the sky, the shamanic dances that maintain this delicate balance - they are all in this music.

Composer, violonist, Baudouin de Jaer studied composition with Philippe Boesmans, Henri Pousseur, Frederic Rzewski and at McGill University (Montréal) with Bruce Mather. He composes for the Korean instruments Daegeum, Haegeum, Gayageum and Geomungo, and for orchestras of Korean traditional instruments.
In 2010 he resolved the enigmatic music system of Swiss artist Adolf Wölfli and released a CD called 'The Heavenly Ladder' on the Sub Rosa label (SR312).
In 2010, Baudouin de Jaer was awarded a prize from the National Gugak Center for his Gayageum compositions.

FEATURES

LEE JUNG-A
HONG YOO
KIM HYUNCHAE
LEE HWAYOUNG

TRACK LISTING 2CD / 65 TRACKS

CD1
Goemungo
01 sanjo I movement 1
02 sanjo I movement 2
03 sanjo I movement 3
04 sanjo I movement 4
05 hero a
06 hero b
07 hero c
08 hero d
09 hero f
10 hero g
11 hero i
12 hero j
13 hero k
14 hero l
15 hero m
16 hero n
17 hero o
18 hero r
19 hero v
20 hero x
21 hero y
22 hero z
23 42 expressive views from 42 different sides of a some geometrical subject
24 line 4
25 line 3
26 line 8
27 line 7
28 line 2
29 chords
30 hero a alta
31 hero b alta


CD2
Gayageum
Prelude
Sound Theatre - Le théâtre des sons

01 Song 1 / Chant 1
02 Song 2 / Chant 2
03 Song 3 / Chant 3
Sanjo 1
The Earth Around the Sun

04 Movements of the Earth Around the Sun /
Mouvements de la terre autour du soleil
05 Song 1 / Chant 1
06 Song 2 / Chant 2
07 Song 3 / Chant 3
08 Song 4 / Chant 4
09 Study 1 / Etude 1
10 Study 2 / Etude 2
Sanjo 2
11 Elasticity - Elasticité
Sanjo 3
ÇAVITRI

Part I
12 The Universe / L'Univers
13 Çavitri
14 Çavitri's Gaze / Le regard de Çavitri
15 Through the Forest of Mirrors /
A travers la forêt des miroirs
Part II
16 Moments in Time / Moments du temps
Part III
17 Çavitri's Childhood / La jeunesse de Çavitri
18 Tabla
19 Blindfolded Dance / Danse aux yeux bandés
20 The Cry / Le cri
21 Marsh Surfaces and Raging Ocean /
Surface des marais et océan déchaîné
22 The Wedding / Le mariage
Sanjo 4
23 Backdrop I - DECOR I
24 Song 1 / Chant 1
25 Song 2 / Chant 2
26 Song 3 / Chant 3
27 Song 4 / Chant 4
Sanjo 5
28 Backdrop II - DECOR ii
29 Study 4 Chess Study / Etude 4
30 Study 5 / Etude 5
31 Study 6 / Etude 6
32 Study 7 / Etude 7
33 Study 8 / Etude 8
34 Study 9 / Etude 9

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