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Sinawi Music of Korea
Various Artists
Sinawi Music of Korea
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (4) - Disc #1

Korean sinawi music originally accompanied propitiatory rites presided over by a female shaman, or mudang. The word sinawi is also synonymous with musical improvisation based on various rhythmic and melodic devices--the mo...  more »

      

CD Details

All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Sinawi Music of Korea
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: World Music Library
Release Date: 4/20/1994
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Far East & Asia
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 741952516323, 4988003130565, 041952516324

Synopsis

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Korean sinawi music originally accompanied propitiatory rites presided over by a female shaman, or mudang. The word sinawi is also synonymous with musical improvisation based on various rhythmic and melodic devices--the most important characteristic of this genre. This collection of sinawi-derived pieces, performed by groups of varying size and instrumentation, evokes the otherworldly sonic space of the shamanistic spirit realm. The opening "Sinawi ensemble" contrasts full-throated female vocals with the pinched, nasal keening of the double-reed piri and the two-stringed fiddle haegum, gradually building in speed and intensity. In "Haegum-sanjo," haegum virtuoso Choe Tae-hyon plays like a man possessed, etching jagged melodic flights with exaggerated vibrato and an almost violent bowing technique. "Piri-sinawi" is a brilliant exposition of the timbral peculiarities of the oboe-like piri, conjuring associations as disparate as Scottish bagpipe music and the plunger acrobatics of trombonist "Tricky Sam" Nanton. --Dennis Rea