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Saturday University: Dynamic Korea and Rhythmic Form

Oct 27 2018

Seattle Art Museum

Plestcheeff Auditorium

10 AM – 11:30 AM

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Dynamic Korea and Rhythmic Form
Katherine In-Young Lee, Professor of Ethnomusicology, University of California, Los Angeles

The South Korean percussion genre, samul nori, is a world phenomenon whose rhythmic form is the key to its popularity and mobility. Dr. Katherine In-Young Lee focuses on the kinetic experience of samul nori, drawing out the concept of dynamism to show its historical and philosophical dimensions. In this talk, Lee will focus on how one piece in the samul nori repertory became performed by amateur enthusiasts around the world. She contends that rhythm-based forms serve as a critical site for cross-cultural musical encounters.

About the Presenter

Katherine In-Young Lee is intrigued by how analyses of sound and music can offer reappraisals of past events and contemporary cultural phenomena. In this vein, she has developed research projects that engage various types of “sonic evidence”—from the politicized drumming of dissent to the audible dimensions of a nation’s branding campaign. Her book, Dynamic Korea and Rhythmic Form (Wesleyan University Press), explores how this percussion genre from South Korea became a global music genre.

Please note: South Hall doors open at 9:30 AM.

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OCT 20

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OCT 27

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NOV 3

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NOV 10

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NOV 17

Modes and Melodies of Classical Persian Music

DEC 1

Exploring Kyogen: Comical Drama of Medieval Japan

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Full series tickets: $95; SAM members $50
Individual lecture tickets available at the door: $11, SAM members $6; free at the door for students with ID
Please arrive to your seat 10 minutes before the program starts, or your seat may be released.