2003 Yongsan Art Hall (Seoul) 19:30
contemporary brass musics composed by korean and japanese composers
: ISCM Korea Section
Cordinator : Lee Seungsoon (poet)
Brass Extreme Tokyo
Kiyonori Sokabe (tp)
Jin Ueda (tp)
Kousei Murata (trb)
1) Shi hyong Kim / Fanfare for Baby(2003)
2) Yoko Oba / Fanfare toward the light (2003)
3) Lee Wonsook / Tanzische Fanfare für Bläserquintett
4) Shigenobu Nakamura / Music for the Theater for Brass Quintet
5) Hitomi Kaneko / ESPACE/VISION for Horn and Trumpet (1996)
6) Humio Tamura / Intersection-parallel song for Zephyros
7) Changwon Park / SPUR... 2003 for Brass Quintet (2003)
8) Pascal Dusapin / Stanze pour quintette de cuivres 1st.mov.
9) Jin-Soo Kim / Sae-ya Sae-ya (Birds Birds) for Brass Quintet
10) Luciano Berio / Call pour quintette de cuivres (1985)
11) Takmi Ikeda / bells fanfare (2003)
12) Chung Hyun-sue / fanfare & fragment (2003)
13) Takashi Fujii / Danching Bones for trombone solo (1999)
14) Toshiya Watanabe / Fanfare
15) Lee Yong Ju / Korean fanfare (2003)
16) Sachiyo Tsurumi / KINGAKU - imperfect product - Concerto
17) Seung Jae Chung / Delayed Illusion for Brass Quintet (2003)
Workshop - 1. Nobember Kookmin university,
college of music 15:00
Contemporary technique for Trumpet and Trombone
"TECHNIQUE to use the most of contemporary TECHNIQUE" by Kousei
breath-tone,play with voice,register, tonguing (flutter, slap
..), syllable, notation etc..
Trumpet & Zephyros (slide attached trumpet) : Kiyonori
Masataka MATSUO "PHONO IX for Trumpet solo" (2003)
Trombone : Kousei MURATA L.BERIO "Sequenza V"
Program Note & Profile
Shi hyong Kim / Fanfare for Baby (2003)
wrote this work for my baby who will be born soon. While writing
this work, I felt being happy.
Shi hyong Kim (b.1972) graduated from the college of music,
Seoul National University with Prof. Seung-jun Choi, Sukhi
Kang. He got the master and doctorate degree of music in composition,
at the Academy of music in Krakow with Prof. Marek Stachowski.
He took a prize from the Dong-a Music Competition, the Contemporary
Music Society Competition and the Seoul Music Festival. His
works has been performed in Korea and abroad.
Currently, he has been teaching at Seoul National University
and several universities in Korea. As an active composer,
he is a member of Contemporary Music Society, Composer's Alliance
of New Music, Korean section of ISCM and ACL.
Yoko Oba Fanfare / Toward the Light
light calls light, goes toward the light, and then begets
Yoko Oba graduated from the graduate school of Tokyo University.
She won the 1st prize and Yasta award, and was selected for
the 4th Tokyo International Chamber Music Competition in Composition.
Currently she is devoted herself to compose music with her
unique musical language
.Wonsook Lee / Tanzische Fanfare fur
Fanfare is a fanfare for dancing. In this piece, dancing means
western dance such as bolero, which consists of simple motivic
rhythms making various beats of dance through non-metrical
Wonsook Lee studied composition at Seoul National University
and Staatliche Musikhochschule
Heidelberg-Mannheim in Germany. She lectures at several universities
such as Seoul Nationl University and Suwon University
Shigenobu Nakamura / Music for the Theater
for Brass Quintet (1994)
theater is an important pillar of my work. Music theater is
musical piece in which a performer's gestures are adopted
as a component of music. Gestures are as important as sound
in music theater.
Music for the Theater is music theater that doesn't include
any gestures. The sound used in this work makes us imagine
various gestures, which are the work's components. These gestures,
however, don't have any concrete meanings. They only have
abstract musical meanings.
This work consists of 10 sections. The character of each part
is mutually different. The gesture assumed from the sound
characterize each section. The gestures such as "Walk
slowly by the tramp," "Run as having gone mad,"
"Halt rapidly," "Jump down from a high place,"
"Pause lonesomely," "Walk like the sleepwalking
person," "Stand up with unintentional," and
"Fly up to the sky" will be assumed in this piece.
Nakamura (b. 1950 in Osaka) composes various music ranging
from contemporary music to music for television dramas and
events. He has written more than 100 compositions in various
genres, including 10 orchestral pieces and three symphonies.
Since the late 1980's, he has enthusiastically produced and
presented music theater works using computers, and some of
his music theater piecese using computers were accepted and
presented at the ICMC in 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997 and at ZKM
Recently he has also produced visual works, which were accepted
and presented at International Award for Video Art (Germany)
in 1995 and 1996, "l;immagine leggera" Palermo INternational
Videoart Film and Media Festival (Italy) in 1997, and ICMC
in 2001. In 1997 and 1998 he was artist-in-residence at the
ZKM Institute for Music and Acoustics.
He is presently professor in the Department of Acoustic Design
at Kyushu Institute of Design in Kyushu University.
Hitomi Kaneko / ESPACE/VISION for Horn
and Trumpet (1996)
piece was written inspired by the Japanese traditional No-theater's
piece entitled "Futari-Shizuka" (meaning "a
couple of women named Shizuka"). At the scene of the
No-stage a ghost of Shizuka-gozen ("gozenď was an honoris
causa to a person who is of a high social level, in old times)
appears, and possesses to a young lady named also Shizuka
who is nipping rape blossoms. They are in a similar dressed,
and dance nesting mutually. It loos like one Shizuka is a
shadow of another one. [N.B.: Shizuka-gozen was one of the
most tragic heroines in a historical novel at the end of 12th
century in Japan (i.e.: the Kamakura era), and was a sweetheart
of Yoshitsune who was a younger brother of the then a 'shogun'
In this piece, a staged horn and a shadowy trumpet which is
placed backward inthe seats of the audiences are mutually
performing, and their sounds wrap the whole space of the concert
hall. Sometimes, a shadow disappears overlapping with a reality,
otherwise it appears accompanying with a tiny difference between
the shadow and reality, and in the latter case, the existence
of the shadow is more realistic than the reality. It is the
interest of contrasts between the reality and its shadow.
In general, the trumpet might be a gay star within orchestras
and/or ensembles, but in this time it was dared put as a 'shadowy
existence,' because I prefer to draw out the other fascinations
of this instrument.
Hitomi Kaneko (b. Tokyo, 1965) studied composition at Toho
Gaukuen School of Music in Tokyo and then at the Paris Conservatory
with a French government scholarship. In France she produced
her works for computer at IRCAM.
Awarded first prize in the Competition of French-Japanese
Contemporary Composition, as well as first prize and E. Nakamich
Prize for the orchestral composition in the 59th Japan Music
Competition, and others.
Kaneko's pieces had been performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Ensemble Contrechamps, Orchestre de Canne, Ensemble 2e2m,
Ensembel Musica Viva Hannover, etc... and were broadcasted
by France Musique, BBC, NHK, and so on.
Regarding her own musical language, she had written and made
public some important treatises. On the other side, recently,
she has been organizing the annual concert-series together
with the foremost composers and players of our time, adn is
the one of the most interesting activities in Japan. She is
at present a full-time professor of composition class at Toho
Gakuen School of Music.
Humio Tamura / Intersection-Parallel
Song for Zephyros (2003)
symbolizes physical, functional, and structural characters
of this music that a certain sound(pitch) is specified by
the combinations of three bulbs and the length of slide, and
that there are two layers(higher and lower) and functional
points in the middle register that verifies the characters
of elements which originally belonged to each layer, while
'Double Song' explains that two groups of sound(songs) are
getting subdivided into the grammatically unrecognizable semiotic
mess, and fragments of symbols are reconstructed as a new
Humio Tamura received his M.A. in composition at the Tokyo
University of Fine Arts and Music with Jo Condo, and at the
Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with Robert
Saxton, where he was granted the fellowship under the Japanese
Government Overseas Study Program for Artists from 1995 to
1997. His pieces have been performed at several music festivals
such as the Spitalfields Music Festival in London, Asian Composers
League Festival, All Japan Band Festival, Tokyo-no-Natsu Music
Festival, and ISCM Hong Kong.
He has won prizes including the Valentio Bucchi International
Composition Competition in Rome, the JACA Award for Theater
Arts, the National Theatre Award, and Honorable commendation
on Genesis Prize for Opera 2002.
He is a member of the Japan Federation for Composers, Tempus
Novum, the Japan Electronic Music Society, Ensemble Contemporary
a, and Promusica Nipponia and is currently teaching at Kobe
Changwon Park / Spur... 2003 for Brass
consists of seven little pieces of components. Each component
has a different motivic movements, which represent acoustic
vestiges of brass quintet in various spaces. The last parts
of the components vanish with the resonating sounding of vestiges
Changwon Park graduated from Yonsei University (B.A), Mannheim-Heidelberg
Musikhochschule(K.A) and Karlsruhe Musikhochschule(K.E), studying
composition with Chanhae Lee, Inyong La, P.M Braun, U. Leyendecker,
W. Rihm and Heiner Goebbels. In 1989, he won the Jung-Ang
Competition, and Yonsei Cultur Award in 1990.
His works have been performed at Tongyoung and Daegu Contemporary
Music Festival, ACL in Korea and the 21st Century Music Society
and etc... Currently, he is teaching at Yonsei University
and also a music director & conductor of the Contemporary
Music Ensemble SORI.
Pascal Dusapin / Stanze pour quintette de cuivres, 1st.mov.
by the Ensemble InterContemporain. First performance by the
Quintette de cuivres de l'Ensemble InterContemporain.
Pascal Dusapin (b. May 29, 1955, Nancy) studied arts and aesthetic
and plastic arts and sciences at the Sorbonne. His interest
in music was heightened by his attendance at seminars given
by Iannis Xenakis from 1974-78.
He is the recipient of many awards, including a prize from
the Vocation Foundation (1977) and the Prix Herve Dujardin
from SACEM (1979) and earned a scholarship to stay at Villa
Medici in Rome (1981-83).
More recent awards include the Prize of the Critics Association
(1993), a season as composer-in-residence with l'Orchestre
National de Lyon (1993-94), the Prix Symphonique from SACEM
(1994), and the Grand Prix National de Musique from the French
Ministry of Culture (1995). In 1998, he earned the Victoire
de la Musique (which enabled his works to be recorded by l'Orchestre
National de Lyon) and his Watt was the selected work at the
UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers in Paris.
Jin-Soo Kim / Sae-ya Sae-ya (Birds Birds) for Brass Quintet
piece is based on the Korean folk song, 'Sae ya, Saeya' (Birds,
Birds) with the contemporary harmony by the inspiration or
the various birds' gestures and sounds. Also, this piece has
a contrast an individual in the static gesture with the flight
in the movie of Alfred Hitchcok, Birds.
Dr. Kim graduated from the College of Music, Seoul National
University in 1992 where he studied music degree composition
and conducting .In 1996 he got the mater of music degree in
composition at Peabody Conservatory of Music, where he studied
with Dr. Robert Hall Lewis and Dr. Bruno Amato. He got his
Ph.D. degree in music composition from the State University
of New York at Stony Brook in 2001. He studied with Dr. Daniel
A. Weymouth, Daria Semegen and Sheila Silver. He took a prize
the 18th Chung-Ang Music Competition in Seoul, Korea, "Relation"
for string quartet and his piece "Reflection" for
woodwind quintet won a prize at the 1st Moldova international
Composition Competition, Republic of Moldova, in 1993. His
orchestral work, "Gui-Chun" was performed by Korean
Symphony Orchestra at the Seoul Arts Center in 2001 and Pusan
Philharmonic in 2003. As an active composer, he is a member
of Contemporary Music Society in Seoul, the composers Group
'Ji-Eum' and Korean section of ISCM. Currently, he is an Associate
Professor at Kon-kuk University.
Luciano Berio / Call pour quintette de cuivres (1985)
to Nashville Brass Quintet.
Luciano Berio was born in Oneglia, Italy. After studies with
Ghedini at the Milan Conservatory, he worked for the Italian
Broadcasting Corporation from 1953 until 1960, when he founded
the Studio di Fonologia and directed a concert series under
its name. He has taught in America at Tanglewood, Mills College
and Harvard University, and in Europe at Darmstadt and Dartington;
from 1965 to 1971 he was a member of the composition faculty
of the Juilliard School in New York. He ran the electro-acoustic
department of IRCAM in Paris until 1980; in 1981 he founded
tempo Reale, an institute for new music, in Florence. In 1988
he became an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music,
London. He has also been awarded the prestigious Siemens Prize.
Takmi Ikeda / Bells, fanfare (2003)
title of this tune means a part of brass instruments and/or
one of percussion instruments. The notion is very simple.
I had an image of "change ringing" of bell tower.
"Ringing" is used on unique method of melody, but
this tues was wrtten by different method which resemble "Ringing."
Takmi Ikeda was born near Tokyo in 1975 and graduated from
Tamagawa University in 1998. In 2001 he stated his musical
activities and participated in the 6th Wangsan International
Culture Art Festival in Korea. He makes electro-acoustic works
and also post-classical instrumental works, and collaborates
with dancers, visual artists and musicians.
Chung Hyun-sue / Fanfare & Fragment
the Japanese Brass Quintet to the PAN Music Festival 2003,
this piece is written for two trumpets and one trombone. The
opening creates the space of the fanfare atmosphere with echoes,
and it gets filled by melody of a wholetone scale as the episode
Hyun-Sue Chung was born in Jinhae, Korea. She received B.Mus.
and M.Mus in composition from the College of Music, Seoul
National University, having studied with Kyung-Hwa Lee and
Byung-Dong Paik. She completed her Ph.D degree in composition
at King's College, University of London under the supervision
of Sir Harrison Birtwistle, and her works were performed at
Royal Academy of Music, Cheltenham Festival, King's College
Great Hall Concert and Foyer Concert in Royal Festival Hall.
She is an adjunct professor in the Composition Department
at Chugye University for the Arts and teaches at Kookmin University,
Dankook University and Seoul National University. She is also
an active member of ISCM Korean section, ACL Korean section,
the Korean Society of Women Composers, and the Society of
Contemporary Music UNJI.
Takashi Fujii / Danching Bones for trombone
to say, the sounds produced by an excellent musician are enchanting.
However, what is also convincing about his performance is
the inevitability of his body movements as he plays. This
inevitability may be as perceptible in a motionless posture
as in a unique and eccentric motion. The body's movements
and subtle and ever-changing expressions are like music in
that they cannot be expressed in words. They convey a powerful
message and indicate an image and urge that reside in the
depths of one's spirit.
The body cannot be deceived. It is unmanageable by nature
In the modern age, we have come to put our faith moe and more
on the powers of the reason. However, the body achieves an
understanding that surpasses that of the reason and invites
us to the depths of our being.
It is a sad heritage of our times and a total mistake to inerpret
music as mere "soudns." Music is not limited to
a strictly scientific and physical reality. Like any other
cultural phenomena, it penetrates and interacts with numerous
other fields, existing in what we might call "social
sympathetic vibration." While the human body constantly
serves as the connection between the self and society, the
spirit and nature, its self-expression is rich in metaphor.
What, though, if the music is created not by the sound but
by the movements of the body?
Dancing Bones: the metaphysics of the human body.
The words uttered during the music's performance are names
of human bones.
Takashi Fujii was born in Osake, Japan in 1959. He graduated
from Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo, and studied with
E. Nunes at the Musik Hochschule Freiburg in Germany. His
works habe been performed and broadcasted in many cities in
Japan, Europe, and Asia. He received a commission to perform
in Darmstadt Summer Course in 1994. He won Fukui Harp Music
Special Award in 1994 and Asahi Composition Award in 1995.
He has given many creative music workshops with handicapped
people since 1992. He is a member of ISCM Japan and teaches
at Kunitachi College of Music and Seitoku University.
Toshiya Watanabe / Fanfare (2003)
treated the horn as a soloistic instrument and that is calling
to the other instruments.
Toshiya Watanabe was born in 1974 in Tokyo. He was graduated
from Composition Department of Tokyo National University of
Fine Arts and Music, completed the graduate school of the
same university. In his academic year, he received the Ataka
Prize. He received the 3rd prize of Tory Takemitsu Composition
Award in 1999, Encouragement Award of the 22nd Japan Symphony
Promotion Foundation, the honorable mentions of the 24th Irino
Prize, and was selected for Takefu Award 2003. He took park
in the Takefu International Composition Workshop as a invited
composer. Next year, he was invited to Royaumont Composition
Seminar in France. His pieces were performed by Klangforum
Wien, Nieuw Ensemble, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and Contemporary
Music Ensemble Tokyo COmeT
Yong Ju Lee / Korean Fanfare (2003)
gradually getting faster tempo and rising melody make exhilarating
climax, which can be felt by Wheemori and Jajinmori in Korean
traditional folk musics. In this piece, these folk musical
phenomena are expressed concisely.
Yong-Ju Lee graduated Seoul National University of Music College,
where he studied composition and he continued to study composition
at Staatliche Musikhochschule Freiburg in Germamy. He won
several prizes from the German Radio Broadcasting, Cultural
Department of Siemens and the 4th Nachwuchsform founded by
Musik Texte. His music was introduced by the radio program
of Franktrut and Bremen. Currently, he gives lectures at several
universities incuding Seoul National University.
Sachiyo Tsurumi / KINGAKU - imperfect
product - Concerto (2003)
Tsurumi was born in 1976 and receivedher BA in musical composition
from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1999.
She participated in the International Gaudeamus Music Week
in Amsterdam and was given the Honorble Mention in 2000. She
has been challenging to break the traditions and pursue her
own way to present musics.
Seung Jae Chung / Delayed Illusion for
Brass Quintet (2003)
main idea of the piece is to simulate a delay effect without
electronic devises but with brass instruments.
Seung Jae Chung received bachelorís degree at Seoul National
University, and masterís and doctoral degree at Manhattan
School of Music. He studied with Chung-Gil Kim, Giampaolo
Bracali, Nils Vegeland, and Richard Danielpour. His music
was performed during Gaudeamus Music Festival in 1996. Mr.
Chung served as a director of electronic music studio at Manhattan
School of Music and taught electronic music courses from 1998
to 2000. Currently he is a member of ACL, Contemporary Music
Society in Seoul, the composers Group Ji-Eum and Korean section
of ISCM. He is teaching at Seoul National University, Korea
National University of Art, and etc.