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Korean Drumming and Cosmology: Music Reflecting and Shaping Local Culture

Date: 3:30pm PDT April 20, 2017 Location: Olin Hall 301

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Nathan Hesselink, visiting speaker from the Korean Research University of British Columbia will introduce the Sino-Korean concept known as “um-yang and the five elements.” While initially conceived as a means to control cosmic forces to bring about auspiciousness in human enterprises, its spatial orientation began to map itself onto other realms demonstrate how these cosmological principles are similarly realized in its choreography, costuming, instrumentation, and rhythmic structure. 

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