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A Hybrid Performance LYE-BUHL(1968/2021) in the Pandemic Era

26 August 2021

09:00 - 09:30 hrs (GMT+7)

Thanapol Setabrahmana



YounJee PARK


Composer Sukhi Kang (1934~2020) is known as a pioneer of Korean contemporary music. He composed Korea's first electronic music and, during the 1988 Seoul Olympics, he showcased electronic music during the torch relay for the first time ever. He also taught many composers of the next generation, including Unsuk Chin, and communicated with the global music community through various international initiatives.

One of his earliest works, Lyé-Buhl (1968), is an innovative piece. However, it has been largely forgotten for nearly 50 years since its first performance.

Seoul National University recently produced the music sources to re-enact Lyé-Buhl, maintaining social distancing due to the Covid 19 crisis. In addition, efforts were made to combine song and video for a new platform. In August 2021, the first anniversary of Kang’s death, the hybrid performance of old and new, Lyé-Buhl, will be given.

In this presentation, I will introduce the different production methods and experimental attempts we are using for the performance.

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