The Resource Scissors for orchestra, by Jiyoun Chung

Scissors for orchestra, by Jiyoun Chung

Label
Scissors for orchestra
Title
Scissors for orchestra
Statement of responsibility
by Jiyoun Chung
Creator
Contributor
Composer
Degree supervisor
Subject
Genre
Summary
As a composer originally from South Korea who favors Western musical languages as a medium for composition, it has always been my passion to create works that integrate my Korean culture in some way. Sometimes I combine both musical languages, and other times, as found in many of my recent compositions, Korean cultural influences serve as the inspiration for my works written in Western music style. Having two different cultural perspectives allows me to see one culture as an abundant source of creations from the point of view of the other. It naturally leads me to find ways to embrace both to establish my own musical voice. Scissors for Orchestra is an extension of this attempt to experiment. I was inspired by the Scissors Dance, a Korean traditional dance performed by taffy sellers in farmer's markets to attract attention from people. The dancers use a special type of scissors to cut the taffy as well as to create percussive sound while performing the rhythmical dance. The dance tends to be showy and dynamic in nature. For example, the dancers throw the scissors high up in the air, spin themselves around, and catch them. Also, to create musically exhilarated sound, the dancers employ Jangdan, a Korean traditional rhythmic mode. Throughout the piece, I did not necessarily intend to be either illustrative or programmatic. Rather, I see this piece as an aural re-interpretation and imagination of the original inspiration. However, I did try to highlight both visual and auditory characteristics of the Scissors dance. Jangdan, the array of different, repeated rhythmic patterns, affects in division and progression of the rhythm throughout the piece while acting as a structural framework. Also I aim to bring out the percussive and metallic nature of the instrument, scissors, by using various percussion instruments such as cymbals, gong, triangle, and tubular bells. Fast runs will also bring up the image of the scissors thrown in the air. The pitch material is broadly atonal yet the progressions are mostly linear to be more accessible. I hope the listeners relate to energetic and vigorous atmosphere while enjoying rhythmic drive with lively gestures
Accompanying matter
libretto or text
Cataloging source
UMK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chung, Jiyoun
Degree
D.M.A.
Dissertation note
(Conservatory of Music and Dance).
Dissertation year
2019.
Form of composition
unknown
Format of music
full score
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Literary text for sound recordings
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Chen, Yi
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Orchestral music
Target audience
general
Label
Scissors for orchestra, by Jiyoun Chung
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A dissertation in Music Composition."
  • Advisor: Chen Yi
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
  • text
  • notated music
Content type code
  • txt
  • ntm
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Abstract -- Instrumentation -- Score -- Vita
Control code
1104329792
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 score (vii, 45 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
music
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1104329792
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Scissors for orchestra, by Jiyoun Chung
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A dissertation in Music Composition."
  • Advisor: Chen Yi
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
  • text
  • notated music
Content type code
  • txt
  • ntm
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Abstract -- Instrumentation -- Score -- Vita
Control code
1104329792
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 score (vii, 45 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
music
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1104329792
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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