Monthly Archives: July 2011

Berlin Double Bill (Part 1)

Pretty soon after returning to Berlin, I had the chance to attend not one but two concerts of Korean folk music by LEE Chun-Hee (이춘희), Holder of the Important Intangible Cultural Asset No. 57, which is Gyeonggi Minyo, i.e. folk songs from … Continue reading

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London Calling (with a detour to Oxford)

After the conference at Royal Holloway had ended, I returned to my B&B, grabbed my luggage and—already missing the cooked breakfast I had the last three days—took the train for Oxford. I wanted to meet up with Hog, an old … Continue reading

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Trajectories of Tradition and Travel

I spent the last few days in Egham, Surrey (actually I slept at a Bed&Breakfast in nieghboring Virginia Water, but that’s another story), attending a conference on “Performing Arts in Contemporary Asia: Tradition and Travel” (see the program here). It … Continue reading

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Korean Literature on Created Pansori (창작판소리)

In preparation for a presentation on various ways of performing pansori (to be held at a conference on “Performing Arts in Contemporary Asia: Tradition and Travel”, at Royal Holloway, Univ. of London), I looked up some literature on changjak pansori (창작판소리). I will … Continue reading

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Sidewalk Drama

The streets of London are tough. No show at the Globe (midnight matinee this weekend, though), Tate Modern closes at six (barely made it to the fourth floor), later cats and dogs on and off between banks. But true tragedies happen … Continue reading

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