List of Works

String Quartet no. 1 for two violins, viola, and cello 1981

Sinawi for orchestra 1984

Suite for two pianos 1992 (KSWC CD, volume 2)

The Shield of Achilles for orchestra 1990

String Trio for violin, viola, and cello 1994

String Quartet no. 2 for two violins, viola, and cello 1996

Echo for string orchestra 1997

In Another World for solo gayageum 1998

Four Phases for clarinet, second clarinet/bass clarinet, bassoon, second bassoon/contrabassoon1998 (Soo Moon Dang, 2000)

Toward the New Sky for orchestra 1998 (Soo Moon Dang, 2000)

String Quartet no. 3 for two violins, viola, and cello 1999 (Soo Moon Dang, 2000)

In and Out of Monotony for percussion and piano 1999 (Soo Moon Dang, 2000)

Two Art Songs for soprano and piano 2000

The Depth of Mind for gayageum and cello 2000

Scenery on the Bridge for soprano, flute/piccolo/alto flute, oboe/English horn, clarinet/bass clarinet, bassoon/contrabassoon, horn, trumpet, piano, two violins, viola, cello, and double bass 2001

Deformity for clarinet, viola, cello, and piano 2002

Nori for flute, clarinet, violin, and piano 2003

A Day of Little Angels for two pianos 2003

Requiem for mixed chorus, double bass, percussion, and piano 2003

Whirlwind for clarinet, cello, and piano 2003

Clash and Reconciliation for gayageum and orchestra 2003

Song of Mother for gayageum and four haegeums 2004

Spiritual Dance for solo piano 2004

Xylophone Concerto for solo xylophone and three percussionists 2005

Born Again for daegeum, piri, saenghwang, geomungo, and Korean percussion 2005

In Another World—The Second Story for two gayageums 2005

Ice Flower for clarinet and marimba 2006

In Another World—The Third Story for three gayageums 2006

The Day for clarinet, violin, viola, and cello 2007

Shadow Land for clarinet, bassoon, cello, double bass, and piano 2007

Balloon Flower for two pianos 2007

A Rainy Encounter for orchestra 2007

Tomorrow for string orchestra 2008

Invisible Shadow for violin, clarinet, and piano 2008

Shadow of Shadow for string orchestra 2008

A Poem about Spring for solo piano 2008

Green Planet for cello and piano 2009

Impossible Possibility for marimba, vibraphone, and string orchestra 2009

Secret of Golden Color: Klimt’s Confession for oboe, harp, violin, viola, cello, and double bass 2009

Shadow of Winds for daegeum, flute, violin, viola, and cello 2009


Music Examples

Four Phases

Example 1: movement 1, mm. 1-10, showing the juxtaposition of long notes with short repeated pitches and the gradual expansion of pitches and dissonances from the central pitch A.

Example 2: movement 3, mm. 1-10, with meter shifts and motives based on the minor second, major second and augmented fourth.

Example 3: movement 4, mm. 1-11, with alternation between rhapsodic and rhythmically fixed sections leading into a passage with multiple rhythmic layers.


String Quartet no. 3

Example 1: movement 1, mm. 1-9, juxtaposing the long notes in the violoncello with short, dissonant chords and harmonics.

Example 2: movement 2, mm. 1-8, showing expansion of three-note motive in both length and in intervals.

Example 3: movement 3, mm. 1-4, with wide-ranging violin melody, glissandos, harmonics, and conflict between A-C#-E in violins/viola and F in violoncello.

Example 4: movement 4, mm. 1-12, showing ostinato pattern on various pitch levels and the seven-beat asymmetrical pattern.


Spiritual Dance

Example 1: movement 1, mm. 1-16, with subtle changes in toccata-like figurations leading to simultaneous tritones in m. 16.

Example 2: movement 2, mm. 1-15, with droning fifths, accelerating pitch repetitions, and grace notes suggesting signs of Korean influence.

Example 3: movement 3, mm. 1-16, with metrical shifts and two complimentary motives, the second of which adds one extra note and one extra rest to teach repetition.

Example 4: movement 4, mm. 1-24, with some conflicts between right hand pitches and the regularly flowing harmonies in the left hand.