Tag Archives: Isang Yun

Isang Yun project

Some of you would have noticed by now, I have been banging on and on about Isang Yun for a while. That’s right. I will be pursuing a doctoral research on Isang Yun’s musical expression as cultural diplomacy (subject to … Continue reading

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musical diplomacy

Diplomacy plays a crucial role in politics. History reveals that shaky grounds in diplomacy often lead to the failure of running politics. Contemporary political leaders don’t seem to learn from history. Despite all adds, it is most likely that Theresa … Continue reading

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playability matters 

Surely unique compositions should be a joy to explore to performers, but why are so many compositions in the modern era at the risky fate of being neglected? In times like this, renditions by musicians who encountered and/or collaborated with … Continue reading

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more news about Isang Yun Centenary

Isang Yun Centenary might not be as bad, after all. The Isang Yun International Music Competition of which is known to have suffered a disadvantage due to the ‘cultural arts blacklist’, was selected for South Korean government sponsorship this year. … Continue reading

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what a way to celebrating the centenary: Isang Yun

The reception of exiled composer, Isang Yun (1917-1995) has been varied geographically: The West evaluates his music for the adoption of oriental philosophy on avant-garde inventions, whilst paying attention to his political messages. His homeland South Korea was largely reluctant to … Continue reading

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