나의 한국음악과의 만남
My Experience of Korean Music -Thoughts about the relevance of East-Asian tradition for contemporary composition-

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Eberlein, Martin
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서울대학교 음악대학 동양음악연구소
민족음악학, Vol.16, pp. 127-138
1. Why does a young Western composer come to Korea?

Granted by the Bavarian ministry of culture and twice by Korea foundation I visited

Korea in 1991, 1993, and 1994 to study Korean music and language and to compose

for Korean instruments. 1 recognized, that Korean music has some ideas common

with contemporary Western music styles and presents masterly solutions of musical

questions, which the Avangarde also tried to solve.

2. How many tones has the Korean music?

The number of tones is not identical with the number of pitches. All characteris-tics

of the tone should be considered to understand the melodic movement. The impor-tance of tone colours in Korean music remembers me at Arnold Schoenbergs vision of

melodies based rather on qualities of sound than on pitches.
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