Korea - Land of the Morning Calm: Compositions of Hyo-shin Na
presented by Peter Duffy (27 Oct 2002)

"I find that I can not support belligerent politicians and their goal of a commercialized, materialistic, market-oriented world, it's impossible to sit at home and write a love song when the world is in turmoil, but perhaps instead of protesting I can write quieter, slower and more subtle music in words and violent actions. "- Hyo-Shin Na. The composer Hyo-shin Na lived in Korea during the first half of her life and studied piano and composition according to European tradition. After graduating from Ewha Woman's University in Seoul, she moved to the United States to continue her music studies in Manhattan and then in Boulder. At that time, she began her first 'serious study' of traditional Korean music. Many of her compositions show elements of Korean and European traditions and include both Korean and Western instruments. The meeting of these two traditions meets in this presentation of their compositions from the CD "Blue Yellow River" (2001).

1. Jung-Ji-Hyang
2. The Wind Has No Destination
3. Blue Yellow River
"Blue Yellow River - Compositions of Hyo-shin Na" TOPCD-044, JIGU, Seoul, Korea