Dung​-​Tta (Deluxe Edition)

by Kyungso Park

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Kyungso Park;
All Streams Flow
the Sea: Tradition and Modernity

Every time I sit down to compose or perform, my foremost concern is where my music fits within
the time-honored “traditions” of Korean music - though I suspect there may be some who would question whether any of this is “traditional” at all... In 2010, I had a chance to give a recital at Bukchon-changwoo Theater under the title of “This is not Gayageum.” The works I played represented an extremely contemporary approach to the Gayageum sound; this album also provided a few unexpected twists and turns, consciously pushing the creative envelope while remaining faithful to... “tradition.”

Today, we are swimming in an ocean of music! Pop songs, western classical pieces, oldies, Hip Hop and dance beats are
an ever-present soundtrack with thousands of new songs released every year.
Now, where are we? Is anyone LISTENING anymore? And what is happening to our traditional national music? This is the dilemma facing many of the talented young traditional music students.
Where do they fit in this new musical economy?
Where is music the “new” heading? Is it new music?
What kind of music is becoming something TRULY new?

The answer I found through my own journeys in contemporary music was in fact, located in “tradition.” As students and “artists,” we are expected to preserve “tradition” for tradition’s sake, and yet isn’t tradition always changing? This is both perfectly natural and the inevitable result
of the changes that occur with
the passage of “time”? Ultimately, I concluded that the common ground shared by both “Tradition” and “Modernity” exists within each of us – those timeless feelings and emotions that transcend the historic passage of time.

All of the music I compose and play is an expression of how tradition is constantly being “reshaped”
to form new contexts and new meanings. My hope is that I can open a window of opportunity where the line that once separated the “traditional” from the “modern” disappears and instead, “tradition” flows into the modern to become a beautiful new sea of sound. And in that magic moment...


released June 30, 2012

Produced and all song composed by Kyungso Park

Recorded by Yongshik Shin and Keunsang Park at Velvet Studio in Aug. 2011
* Live recorded from 2011 Solo Concert by Keunsang Park.
Mixed by Keunsang Park in Jun, 2012
Mastered by Namwoo Kwon at JFS Mastering in Jul, 2012

Photo by Sungyull Nah
Designed by Juyeon Ryu

English Text Edit by Joshua Cheek
Cover Printed by Cheil Print

Sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism / Korea Arts Management Service




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Kyungso Park Republic of Korea

As a gayageum player, composer and improviser, Kyungso Park*, preeminent contemporary musician, sways between traditional and contemporary art. She is known for expanding the scope of gayageum music and challenging its often traditional role.

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