Embarking on a Journey at Sunset

Embarking on a Journey at Sunset

(2008)
Hyo-shin Na

I was asked to write a piece by the Seoul-based kayageum ensemble Sagye in 2007 and finished writing Embarking on a Journey at Sunset in 2008. The piece is to be premiered at Old First Concerts in San Francisco on April 13, 2008; this will be followed by a performance at Texas A&M University on April 16, 2008 where a portrait concert of six of my works will be presented.

An old legend about a kayageum player wandering around the Korean countryside with his instrument was the inspiration for the piece. Sang Pak, the 16th Century poet wrote "Who could possibly portray the madness inside that wandering kayageum player at sunset".

Embarking on a Journey at Sunset

Hyo-shin Na
Embarking on a Journey at Sunset


1. Ninano (3 kayageums, 2006)
2. SanFrArirang (4 kayageums, 2008)
3. Embarking on a Journey at Sunset (4 kayageums, 2008)
4. PIA (piri and piano, 2007)
5. The Wind Has No Destination (3 kayageums, 1999)
6. Night Procession of the Hundred Demons (6 bass kotos, 2008)
 
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