Gayageum mit Bansuri
In this concert, the Korean musical instrument Gayageum meets the Bansuri of the
Indian musical instrument. The music of India and Korea, which has been through
silk roads and Buddhist music for a long time, is back to the music produced by
Youjin Sung and Roy Sunak.
A Bansuri player and a composer, was born in Israel. In his early career, Roy played the trumpet and performed jazz in Israel and New York, where he collaborated with a variety of artists in different genres including jazz, salsa, funk and flamenco. He performed in numerous bands at music festivals around the world including New York, Spain, Israel, Germany, Czech Republic and Costa Rica.
Due making a decision to go to India on a spiritual journey where he discovered the ethereal sound of the bansuri (Indian bamboo flute) where it is played Hindustani classical music; the traditional music of northern India. He became a disciple in the lineage of Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, the world famous master of Hindustani classical music, the “living legend of Bansuri”, honored and awarded internationally for his music.
Pursuing his fascination with improvised raga music and flute playing, he decided to dedicate himself to the bansuri and remained in India to master it and after several years of intense practice, he won the praise of Indian audiences and his lauded teachers for his authentic renditions of raga melodies. There, he recorded his first album “Unexpected Journey”. Since settling down in Berlin in 2017, Roy has been performing both as a solo artist and a band leader, and collaborating with different artists in the Hindustani Classical music, World music, Sound journey –Meditative music.
The word bansuri originates in the bans (बाँस) [bamboo] + sur (सुर) [melody].
The Bansuri has associated with the Lord Krishna in the Indian Mythology.
The Bansuri appears in the Buddhist culture. For centuries it was confined with
the Indian folk music. It is traditionally made from a single hollow shaft of bamboo
with six holes.
In the Indain classical tradition, Bansuri is the youngestI but only n the early 20th
century, Pandit Parallel Gosh brought the Bansuri into the Classical Hindustani
Music and started using bigger flute which allows to explore the deepness and
calm tones of the lower register.
The Bansuri is the closest instrument to the human voice, PPt. Hariprasad
Chaurasia has evolved the Druppad style (singing) on the Bansuri and has
expended the style in the Hindustani Music.
Though the exact rhythms and melodies of ancient Korean music are unknown,
there are clues as to its forms. For instance, several of today’s major Korean
instruments have come down from the antiquity. The gayageum was manufactured
before the 3th century, while the geomungo was made around the 4th century. It
was also during this period that Buddhist music from India, understood as
melodies sung to poems, was introduced to Korea by way of China. Other records
verify that such music was performed at various mask dances and other
performances, and therefore scholars assume that pentatonic scales were
established during Korean antiquity.
The aspects of Korean music that differentitate it from Western music include
timbres, ornamentation, scales, texture, and rhythmic structures, among other
things. An example of such distinction is the gayageum, a kind of zither, made
from paulownia wood and silk strings for plucking. The gaayageum has developed
its own sounds and techniques distinct even from other Asian zithers like the
Chinese guzheng, Japanese koto, and Mongolian yatga, and is wholy unique from
You Jin Sung Gayageum
Roy Sunak Bansuri
Datum u. Zeit
Do, 17. Oktober 2019, 20:00
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