Category Archives: Sound of Music

The Come Back of Isang Yun

The word “colloid” (콜로이드), according to the Encyclopædia Britannica, refers to any substance consisting of particles substantially larger than atoms or ordinary molecules but too small to be visible to the unaided eye […] Colloidal systems may exist as dispersions … Continue reading

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Sound of (12 and more) Strings: In Memoriam Hwang Byungki

Hwang Byungki (황병기), eminent master of the Korean traditional zither gayageum, passed away on January 31, 2018 (via Yonhap). His influence on traditional Korean music in general, its promotion in the world, education and composition, North-South Korean relations is legion. … Continue reading

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Experiments by Šilhom on Board the MS Stubnitz

Hamburg: Sun in the morning, a walk through the Botanical Garden (including the greenhouses), a short visit at the Asien-Afrika-Institut, then rain, too much to leave the umbrella at home, not enough to keep us from walking to the HafenCity, … Continue reading

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Wagner and Korea (part2)

In the first part of my blogpost on the German composer who would have turned 200 years in 2013, I wrote about Wagner in Korea. Now, it’s time to turn to the relation of Wagner and Korea, that is how … Continue reading

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Wagner in Korea (part1)

This year at work, one name would come up from time to time when I last expected it. I’m talking about Wagner. Yes, Richard Wagner, Anti-Semite Bayreuth-bound Composer of Deep and Epic Operas, would have had his 200th birthday this … Continue reading

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