C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Kang, Ji Youn: DongNae 



Basic information



  • Program notes: 

    Dong-Nae Gut for the Wave Field Synthesis System (192 loudspeakers) 2013 - 15’
    composer Ji Youn Kang
    Program note
    The main idea of Dong-Nae Gut derives from the traditional Korean ritual “Ma-Eul Gut”, one of the
    oldest existing musical forms and one of a number of Korean traditional rituals, each with its own
    character, purposes, and processes. All are local events in which citizens pray for well-being, for a
    better, peaceful environment and for prosperity. Ma-Eul (“town”) Gut (“ritual”) is a very common
    example, and is still regularly performed. Dong-Nae is a more personal synonym for Ma-Eul.
    When Ma-Eul Gut is performed, the musicians – the local shamans – travel throughout a city, from
    its borders to every street. Throughout the journey music is played, people join in and sing along
    together.The choice of this ritual as material for the piece was determined by the fact that we are
    bringing a travelling spatial music system(The Wave Field Synthesis-WFS- System) to a place for a
    specific event as a kind of ritual.
    This piece bridges new technology and an ancient musical form, thus transforming the ritual into
    an abstract phenomenon and becoming a new artform. The ritual acts as a source behind what is
    heard, rather than being directly perceived by the audience.

  • Technical specs: 

    for Wave Field Synthesis system (192 loudspeakers)




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