Lauren Newton / Park Je Chun : 2 Souls in Seoul
CD_LR_509 : 2008/03
Recorded in Seoul in 2006, the CD is the result of Lauren Newton’s first visit to South Korea to perform at the Seoul’s Free Music Festival. As Stuart Broomer writes in his notes: “There is a genre in Korean music called Pansori, a kind of folk opera that involves two performers, a singer and a percussionist. It alternates spoken narrative with songs, and its performances can last for hours….
Here the drama of Pansori is echoed in the spontaneous songs and vocal/percussion episodes of the two performers…, the improvisory dialogue elicits performances that belong equally to West and East…, the music touches on definitive (primal) human experience…”.
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