sori - Poesie aus Korea in Musik und Sprache

Sophia Miller Projektmanagement, Winterthur, Switzerland

Sori means sound, the sound of the world and signs of the living. Sori includes all sounds of nature and mankind within it. Sori also includes tone, aesthetically tamed sound and the tonality of things. Sori therefore also means voices and singing, poetry and song, language and music. This ancient Korean word reveals a great deal about a tradition where poetry and music formed an integral unit. Poems were also songs and during the writing phase poets took the sounds of the words and melody of the lines into consideration. For this reason, in times past they called lyrical works “song poems”. Only with the Sori could the written word reveal its own musicality. The word “Sori” is key if you want to understand lyrical and musical tradition in Korea.

Within two separate events this project supported by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation centers on music and poetry in Korean art with an exploration of present day compositional creation forming a key focus. Alongside Korean music and lyricism, works of contemporary composers from both Korea and Europe will be presented here, for the instruments of both cultures. 

October 16, 2013
Museum Rietberg Zürich, Switzerland 

October 18, 2013
Walcheturm Zürich, Switzerland  

October 20, 2013
Gare du Nord Basel, Switzerland

October 21, 2013

October 22, 2013
Studio für Musik der Kulturen Basel (Workshop), Switzerland

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