Korean Folklore and Musical Narrative
The purpose of the project is to create a body of work that represents my artistic identity. I transformed traditional Korean folktales into original compositions while incorporating various genres and styles learnt during my time at Berklee Valencia. Firstly, I studied various genres of music, ranging from Flamenco to traditional Korean drumming. As well, I analyzed the works of notable film composers such as Joe Hisaishi to incorporate the same narrative storytelling that their music derives from. I then selected a number of stories and then composed, recorded, and released several pieces of music inspired by these folktales. I completed 7 pieces of music and explained in each piece how I incorporated elements of my objectives into each original composition. I hope this project furthers my own artistic identity while demonstrating how storytelling and music can evoke an emotional response.
Valencia (Spain) Campus
jazz; upright bass; composition; creative project
Lee, Robert A. “Korean Folklore and Musical Narrative.” Master's thesis, Berklee College of Music, 2021. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-contemporary-performance/212.