Monthly Archives: May 2013

Improvisation Down Under

How does improvisation work? I always wonder about this question, whether I listen to classic jazz, weird sounds that come out of some incomprehensible gadgets, the meandering voice of a pansori singer. Whatever it is, the main feature of any … Continue reading

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Drum and Voice: A Theatre Couple

On the train to the German Language and Literature Conference in Chungcheong-do, I read a quite moving article on two theatre veterans Lim Young-Woong (임영웅) and Oh Jeung-ja (오증자). The title calls the couple “comrades in arms”, as “making theatre … Continue reading

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A Madang of Noodle Soup and New Performance Spaces

Perfect timing: The kimchi-tteok-ramyeon were just boiling as the new (the 978th!) episode of Gugak Han Madang (국악한마당) started at 12.10 pm. Founded in 1986, this KBS series is the oldest and most prominent weekly TV show on traditional Korean … Continue reading

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