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UMD Korean Percussion Ensemble - Thursday, April 21st, 2011

UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies: Korean Percussion Ensemble Sebastian Wang, director

Thursday, April 21, 2011 7:30 pm - Dekelboum Concert Ha

The UMD Korean Percussion Ensemble was formed in 2009 under the directorship of Sebastian Wang and is one of the first of its kind in the United States. The ensemble learns and performs Korean percussion music from the more traditional p'ungmul farmers' bands music and the more contemporary Samul Nori pieces. Experience the sights, sounds and rhythms of Korean percussion with Samulnori, an ensemble of four percussion instruments: an hourglass drum, a barrel drum, a small gong and a large gong.

Learn more about traditional and modern Korean percussion in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library:

  Recordings: of traditional Korean percussion music held in MSPAL

  Books: Read about the history and traditions of drumming in Korea - don't miss a musicological study of early sources for Korean ritual music by UMD professor Dr. Robert Provine!

AUDIO CLIP: An excerpt from Honam Udo Kut a traditional piece for Korean percussion ensemble performed by the percussion ensemble Salmul Nori