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PungRyuJiAk / Korea

The style, tempo and expression of court music differ from aristocratic and folk music.

A typical group consists here of a large and wonderful collection of percussion instruments.

On the other hand, folk music is direct and positive, with abundant use of string instruments that help – through simple melodies – express feelings and emotions. Pansori is a vocal drama in which the artist sings, speaks and uses theatrical gestures, telling a long story. The artist is accompanied by a drummer sitting on the stage usually right next to him. The broad repertoire of vocal, acting, and musical forms used here determines the uniqueness of this art form. Shamanic music is songs accompanied by acoustic effects, sometimes instruments. They take the form of exorcism, religious ritual, and sometimes entertainment. Sinawi is instrumental music drawing on the shamanic tradition. The shaman sings and dances accompanied by instruments such as piri, daegeum, haegeum, janggu and jing. The music is improvised, loosely based on several rhythmic patterns. Finally sanjo is an example of instrumental solo folk music. This highly artistic formula allows the performers to show their technical proficiency. The fascinating sound of these Korean artists can be heard both during their appearance together with Polish musicians, and during their own concert. On Wednesday evening, the Korean creators of PungRyuJiAk will present their own programme, “Sound of the Wind”. During this performance they will present works belonging to various forms of Korean tradition: court, folk, pansori, shamanic, sinawi and sanjo music.


Hang yun Lee - daegeum
Eun young Wee - geomungo
Yun mi Jang - haegeum
Seongyeol Yu - piri
Eunjin Kang - janggu
Young soon Park - pansori, vocals


The concerts took place in 2015.

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