Tradition and creativity in Korean taegum flute performance

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Kim, Hyelim,


p.1 online resource : (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst01141908, (OCoLC)fst01141911, bisacsh, Ethnomusicology., fast, General., History and criticism., Music, Taegŭm music, Taegŭm music., Taegŭm.


Tradition and Creativity in Korean Taegm Flute Performance describes the taegm as a representation of Korean culture in the contemporary world. Through the development and performance of creative works, this horizontal bamboo flute reflects both tradition and contemporary creativity. The first part of the book outlines the historical background of the taegm. The author illuminates the potential future of the Korean flute in a globalised world through the analyses of three musical works for taegm. The second part of the book draws on approaches of Practice Research within ethnomusicology and sociology to examine the ways in which the taegm tradition interacts with, and responds to, different genres in performance. Documenting collaborative encounters with musicians from three musical cultures: jazz, Western art and electroacoustic music, the result is an innovative exploration of the musical and social relationships between composers, performers and audiences in intercultural performances, contrasting traditional uses of the taegm with perspectives on its use today.Dr Hyelim Kim is a world-renowned traditional Korean taegum performer and academic, who is a Visiting Research Fellow, Bath Spa University (UK).Print version record.