For the bi-annual newsletter of the Association for Korean Music Research, I listed my recent activities. Here, I provide some more links for those interested:
This year I am focusing on wrapping up my PhD-dissertation on “Creating Communities in Contemporary Pansori”. These are some other (more or less) academic activities related to music and theatre:
- For a guest performance at the Festival “Theaterformen” I translated Ensemble VaQi’s “documentary drama” The Conversations (몇 가지 방식의 대화들, more here) into German.
- For this year’s artist residency program at pink factory (분홍공장, see also our Facebook-page) in Gangwon-do, I organised the workshop series “Tradition in Motion”. Thanks to CedarBough Saeji and Iris Brose, who delivered wonderful (bi-langual!) talks on mask dance drama & preservation societies (CedarBough) and shamanist ritual & trauma (Iris)! (more on CedarBough’s lecture and my own presentation on pansori in public spaces on this blog)
- On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, I wrote a review on two Korean adaptations of Shakespeare’s Hamlet (Tuida’s Hamlet Cantabile and Taroo’s “Pansori Hamlet Project”) for the online journal Borrowers and Lenders and gave a short radio interview (in German) on Shakespeare in Korea. (see related blogposts on the review and the interview)
- A CD-review of a full-length performance by Chae SooJung is to appear in the upcoming issue of Asian Musicology.
- In the summer, I participated in a workshop on “Korean Performance Concepts” at the International Research Center “Interweaving Performance Cultures” in Berlin – great people and controversial discussions!
- While in Berlin, I also gave a lecture on new pansori-theatre at Korea-Verband. (see also a related blogpost)
- I continue to coordinate the “Asian Composers Showcase” for Goethe-Institut Korea, a cooperation with Tongyeong International Music Festival that supports young composers from Asia.
- As time allows, I write about theatre, music, and art in Korea here on my blog. Two posts that might be of particular interest to musicologists are an inteview with composer Texu Kim on his pansori-piece for baritone and a report on the revival of the popular “Insadong Street Soripan” this spring. I also collect posters of notable (upcoming) performances at seoulstages.tumblr.com and tweet on occasion as @JanCreutzenberg.
– 15 Oct. 2016 (土)