Crossing Boundaries Concert Series: 7 word chanting (Yeongsanhoesang)

Friday, November 9, 2018, 8:00 PM

Center for Remembering & Sharing
123 4th Ave., #3, ,New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $15 Student & Senior

The concert will feature a recital of Korean traditional music, which is said to have originated from Buddhism, with Gamin(piri, saenghwang), and Min Kyung Park(Haegeum). Tea ceremony will be performed with Yeongsanheosang and there will be presentation about tea.


Originally a vocal piece with lyrics drawing on Buddhist scripture, the suite became purely instrumental in the 15th century. Yeongsanhoesang has undergone continuous change with the current version taking form sometime in the 19th century. There are many versions of the suite, which typically includes 8-9 pieces. While the genesis of the suite is not completely certain, the first piece of the suite, “Sangryeongsan” appears to be the foundation piece for the suite. The following pieces in the suite include variations on “Sangryeongsan,” as well as standard musical forms and dance pieces of the Joseon era (1392-1910). “Sangryeongsan,” the slowest and longest piece in the suite, progresses gracefully and gently like the flow of water.


Tea ceremony by Sei-Ryun Chun

Born in Busan in 1956, Sei Ryun Chun grew up in an artistic family. Majoring in fine art at Kunkuk University in 1979, she studied sculpture, and painting. After graduation, she taught at Shinjung middle and high schools. In 1981, she moved to America and studied etching at the New Milford Art Center in New Jersey and New York University in New York. She has also written extensively about art. She received the AHL Foundation artist's prize in 2000.

She has had 14 Solo exhibitions and participated in the Miami Art Fair and Fine Art Fair San Francisco. She has been curating exhibitions in New York and New Jersey. She is currently incorporating her mastery of the traditional Korean tea ceremony into her exhibitions and presentations.

Piri & Saenghwang by gamin

gamin is master a practitioner of the piri, taepyongso (double reed instruments), and saenghwang (reed mouth organ). Currently, as a yisuja (designated master) of the Important Intangible Cultural Asset No.46 for piri court music and Daechwita, she strives to both preserve and enhance traditional Korean music. At Seoul National University and as a member and assistant principal player of the Contemporary Gugak Orchestra, Gamin has used her virtuosity to perform authentic jeongak (classical court music) and sinawi (shaman ritual music), as well as new compositions for her instruments. (

Haegeum by Min Kyung Park

Haegeum instrumentalist Min Kyung Park is a recipient of 67th Chosun Daily Debut Concert and selected as 2006 Kumho Young Artist by Kumho Asiana Foundation for Arts and Culture who has discovered and supported nationally talented instrumentalists. She has performed at many prestigious venues internationally including ‘tea music – longing for friends’ in NYC, combining art performance with harmonization of various genre of music and arts. She received B.S and M.S, Korean Music, Seoul National University and completed D.M.A course, Hanyang University.


For more information about this performance and to purchase tickets, please call 212-677-8621 or visit the website,

Miro Yoon