Korea - Land of the Morning Calm: Compositions by Hwang Byungki (part 2)
presented by Peter Duffy (24 Nov 2002)

"When I play Kayagoo deep into the night, eating fresh chestnuts and dates, reflecting the sounds of paulownia wood from the floors and some slipping through the door while others circle inside, this is the secret nuance of kayag." - Hwang Byungki. This is a presentation of compositions by Hwang Byungki, a legendary figure of Korean music culture. His composition "Forest" from 1962 is regarded as the first truly Korean composition and since then enlightens the world with his musical explorations. In the pieces presented in this presentation, Hwang Byungki draws inspiration from various sources, including Indian mysteries, shamanic music, Shilla dynasty vase etchings, and ancient scriptures.

1. Chimhyang-moo
2. Autumn
3. Legend
4. The Nanny
5. Mountain Spirit
6. Namdo Fantasy
"Portrait of a Master: Hwang Byungki Kayagum Masterpieces" (2001) C&L Music Inc., Korea