baudouin de jaer

Gayageum Sanjo

digipack CD + 12 page booklet (french/english)

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Gayageum Sanjo, compositions for 12-string Gayageum, Prelude, 5 sanjo and 10 studies

According to legend and to recent archeological digs, the Gayageum is a millennial zither-like instrument featured in all Korean traditional repertoires.
Sanjo is usually translated as 'scattered melodies.'

This style of music was informed by southwestern shamanic music (Sinawi) and the great epic songs (Pansori) from the same region. Melodies were improvised at first, then codified in the mid-19th century. Since then, they have evolved through lines of transmission (Ryu) from masters to pupils. Jacques-Yves Le Docte, Korean traditional music expert

Each and every 34 pieces carries its own unique musical color sparking brightly with its distinctive luster just like a precious jewel. I think his Gayageum CD is something like a set of 34 pieces of jewels threaded onto a string. His Gayageum music opens up a unprecedented world of Gayageum music to us and each piece is as much attractive and musically tasty as other pieces. I could not help but feeling for more music listening to the 34th track, the last piece of this CD.
Mr Hwang Byungki - Gayageum Composer and Performer
Artistic director of the The National Orchestra of Korea

Baudouin de Jaer

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

KIM HYUNCHAE
LEE HWAYOUNG

TRACK LISTING CD 34 TRACKS

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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