List of Works

The Dawning for two violins, viola, and cello 1996

A Sprout for solo clarinet 1997 (KSWC TCMS-0009, 2000)

Lamentation for oboe, clarinet, tenor saxophone, bassoon, and piano 1997

Sonata for two violins, viola, and cello 1998

Creator of My Soul for soprano and piano 1998

Song of the Blue Bird for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano 1998

A Flash of Light for solo marimba 1999

Rumination for flute and viola 1999

Turning for flute, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, and percussion 1999

Longing for tenor and piano 1999

Vision for orchestra 1999

Soliloquy for solo oboe 2000

Easter Cantata, Messiah of the Resurrection for mixed chorus and piano 2000

Quartet for soprano, alto, tenor, and bass saxophones 2000 (KSWC TCMS-0027, 2001)

Reaching to the Heavens for solo violin 2001

God’s Hands for mixed chorus 2001

Orchestral Canvas for orchestra 2001

Motion for piano and orchestra 2001

Refrain for four marimbas 2002

Saek-dong for bassoon, violin, viola, and cello 2002 (CD KSCM, 2003)

Hope Resurrected for Korean traditional orchestra 2002 (CD KSWC, volume 9)

Three Messages for trombone and percussion 2003

O-Saek for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano 2003

Shadow Dancing for trumpet, cello, and piano 2004

Kyul for two violins, viola, and cello 2004 (CD KSWC, volume 11)

The Glimmer of a Firefly for soprano and piano 2004

Hwa-Seok for tenor and piano 2004

Images of Sae-ya Sae-ya for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano 2004

Castle of an Afterglow of the Sunset for tenor and piano 2005

Mist Flower for soprano and piano 2005

Relief for clarinet, cello, and gayageum 2005

Crystal Balls for clarinet, violin, and piano 2005 (CD Trio Haan: 21st Century Korean Contemporary Music, volume II, MUZOO records, 2005)

Trilogy for two trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba, and four percussionists 2005

Rustlings for orchestra 2005

Winter Cornus officinalis for tenor and piano 2006

Otus scops stictonotus for soprano and piano 2006

The Kerria japonica for baritone and piano 2006

O-Saek for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon 2006

Karma for solo clarinet 2006

Moving On for flute and percussion 2006

Moving On for flute and five percussionists 2006–7.

The Moment for solo piano 2007

Kairos for six percussionists 2007

Spring for two pianos/eight hands 2007

The Autumn for flute and piano 2007

Ostinato in Springtime for five percussionists 2008

Silence of the Old Castle for soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones 2008

Rondo for three gayageums 2008

Autumn Overture for Korean traditional orchestra 2008

The Movement for four percussionists 2009

Sonata for twelve-string solo gayageum 2009

Cheongmyeong for Korean traditional orchestra 2009

Stillness for piano and twelve percussionists 2010

Gok-Woo for soprano and piano 2010

Paulownia’s Dream to be a Sound for geomungo and jing 2010

Transfiguration for oboe and Korean traditional orchestra 2010

Biwon for viola and Korean traditional orchestra 2011

Flame for alto saxophone and geomungo with Korean traditional orchestra 2011

Sea Road for gayageum, large ajaeng, and Korean percussion 2012


Music Examples

The Moment

Example 1: mm. 1-13, A section, focusing on Ab-D-Eb motive, minor seconds, perfect fourths and augmented fourths, and conflict between A and Ab.

Example 2: mm. 56-84, B section, in a grotesque mood using low register of the piano and transformed motives from A section with rhythmic displacement.



Example 1: A section, mm. 24-41, climax in middle of section followed by new melodic idea.

Example 2: B section, mm. 56-66, with conflict between consonant intervals and tritones.

Example 3: varied return of C section, mm. 247-265, with ostinato now on Bb.


Silence of the Old Castle

Example 1: A section, mm. 1-14, with motives on three pitches (C#-G#-A) supported by drones in lower saxophones.

Example 2: reworking of C material in mm. 172-188, showing staccato and accented ideas leading to the animated conclusion.



Example 1: A section, mm. 1-40, with ostinato, dyads, and structural pitches G-A-D-E.

Example 2: C section, mm. 185-209, with short ideas spanning large ranges and repetitive figures in each instrument.


Images of Sae-ya sae-ya

Example 1: The original folk tune Sae-ya sae-ya.

Example 2: mm. 1-15, with clashing fifths in strings and woodwind lines reflecting the structural intervals of sae-ya sae-ya.

Example 3: section two, mm. 78-100, with more obvious references to sae-ya sae-ya leading to a complete statement of the folk song.

Example 4: concluding section, mm. 150-166, with modified fragments of sae-ya sae-ya and dissonant sonorities.