Dong-Myung Kim

Dong-Myung Kim

Dong-Myung Kim

The winning piece of the 2016 Competition for young Korean composers, organized by 2e2m in partnership with Editions Durand Salabert Eschig and the Institut français as well as Ensemble TIMF, is  "Flower blossom with waving" by Dong-Myung Kim. The work will be published by Editions Durand and premiered in Paris on March 10th at the Auditorium Marcel Landowski in Paris and performed again in Tongyeong on April 1st 2016.

Dong-Myung Kim  writes about his piece :

When I came across this poetry in a book, I had a sudden inspiration and thought about my own situation.

' I am composer, but I don't earn a living from doing my work yet. I don't know what will happen in the future. I wonder whether I will be able to support myself on my own fut to live.'

I failed to answer my question but this poetry reminded me that we must fall into each life a little rain. This idea was comfort to me. So I chose, that into each life a little rain must fall. This idea was conform to me. So I chose to compose music with this poetry compose with this poetry.

Korean words, like any language, are formed from combinations of consonants and vowels. I associated the Korean consonants with similar German or English consonants, which I wrote down in my score. I combined elements from the Korean traditional vocal technique Pansori with some of the long vowels.

Such ways of working are important for a composer today, since we are aware of many different musical ideas coexisting. I want to make my musical language from such combinations.

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