Asia Traditional Orchestra's New Works Release 2020
Asia Culture Center releases the Asia Traditional Orchestra (ATO)’s three new repertoires on the theme of peace, harmony, and living together, all based on Asian melodies. It will be broadcasted on the Asia Culture Center YouTube channel from October to December.
- Age LimitAll ages
- Price Free
- TicketShown online
- VenueYouTube Channel of Asia Culture Center
- Schedule1st Release:
on October 21, 2020
on November 25, 2020
on December 23, 2020
The yearly-held workshops and performances for Asian traditional musicians were canceled due to the COVID-19 in 2020. ACC sought an alternative in the crisis of international exchange projects and for the directly affected artists. ACC promoted solidarity in the Asian traditional music community by conducting non-face-to-face workshops with traditional musicians as a new international exchange and cooperation method. Furthermore, ACC decided to release new repertoires to expand artistic competencies, and for this purpose, produced a non-face-to-face performance video. In a situation where 37 performers could not gather in one place, every musician contributed to a process of non-face-to-face workshops, recording sound sources, and filming videos. Finally, thanks to the video technology, ACC created a scene as if the performers were physically together on one stage.
Through this creative process, participants had an opportunity to think anew about international exchange, its direction, and the value of art in the post COVID-19 era. Also, we wish to deliver a message of comfort and hope to everyone and artists worldwide through this online presentation of the ATO.
The composition—<One Under the Same Sky> (peace, prosperity, people, harmonization, and co-existence)—is an original orchestral composition for the Asia Traditional Orchestra (ATO) with pre-selected ASEAN and Korean musical instruments, written by Prof. Dr. Sam-Ang Sam, Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, Kingdom of Cambodia. The piece is structured in three sections with a brief contemporary style introduction.
It starts with the main melody in a consistent but diverse manner to show the beauty of Asian nature, traditions, lifestyles, and calmness, expressing Asia's authenticity and the beauty of culture.
In the second part, the composer expresses the beautiful goodness of Asians through lyrical melody. It emphasizes the authenticity and sincerity that come through the pure hearts of Asians and show the harmony of diverse cultures.
At last, the tempo speeds up along with the percussion solo, and it transforms into a powerful melody. It expresses the desire of Asians who join forces to unite and move forward vigorously toward a bright and hopeful future.
The music embraces Asian artists' wishes who want to lighten Asia with the light of culture at ACC – where the cultural exchange happens – the forest of light.
<Pencak Bersulam> instills the idea of synergism and enthusiasm throughout the piece, along with peace and harmony among ROK and ASEAN. The strong opening represents the dynamic relationship of ROK and ASEAN while progressing towards the harmonious melodies which reflects on the friendly ties among these nations. In addition, <Pencak Bersulam> may also be seen as a way of appreciating the heartiness bond between Malaysia and ROK over the past 60 years.
On the whole, this piece brings out the values of cultural interconnection that is open to be embraced by ROK and ASEAN in order to persevere this valuable relation.
After UP, Sam-Ang Sam continued his composition study at Connecticut College, USA under Dr. Chinary Ung and Dr. Noel Zahler, where he received a B.A. (1983) and M.A. (1985) in Music Composition. Dr. Sam received a Ph.D. (1988) in Ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University, USA.
Dr. Sam-Ang Sam has taught music theory and composition at Cornish College for the Arts, USA and Royal University of Fine Arts, Cambodia.
His compositions have been performed in the Philippines, USA, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Among his orchestral works are Rêverie, Kansaeng Kraham, One Asia, Eternity, and Raven.
In 2002, he obtained his Ph.D. degree in Korean Music at the Graduate School of Pusan National University. Since then, he has been fostering students in universities in Korea and other educational institutions.
Park participated in establishing the ATO in 2009 (formerly the Korea-ASEAN Traditional Orchestra) as an arranger who also did the musical instrument's composition. Later he continued to work as an arranger for the ATO.
With the in-depth knowledge of Asian traditional instruments, Park composed 'Asia of Light' to commemorate the 5th anniversary of ACC this year.
Production Staff & Orchestra’s Member
(Artistic Director, Conductor)
|Brunei||Pg Mohd Yusri Pg Hj Yahya||Gendanglabik|
|Mohd Noor Hafizam bin Rapian||Gulintanggan|
|Cambodia||Hak Tokla||Roneat Aek|
|Choun Chanthon||Tror So Tauch|
|Marsjaf Achmad Prijana||Kendang|
|Malaysia||Noor Leyzam bin Ali||Gambus|
|Abdullah Omar bin Abdul Wahid||Rebana|
|Myanmar||Khin Swe Mya Nyunt||Saung|
|Aung Zaw Htwe||Pattala|
|Philippines||Elaine Juliet E. Cajucom||Bandurria|
|Lilymae F. Montano||Tagungguan|
|Singapore||Wee Kuan Chieh, Adrian||Erhu|
|Vincent Tan Eng Kiat||Zhongyin Sheng|
|Thailand||Lerkiat Mahavinijchaimontri||Saw Ou|
|Amorn Puttanu||Ranat Ek|
|Vietnam||Ngo Tra My||Dan Bau|
|Nguyen Thi Thanh Hang||Dan Tam Thap Luc|
|ROK||Song Sun Myung||Daegeum Flute|
|Kim Na Young||Daegeum Flute|
|Kim Cheol Hwan||Sogeum Flute|
|Oh Young Mi||Piri Oboe|
|Kim Yoo Min||Piri Oboe|
|Kim Sun Im||Haegeum Fiddle|
|Kim Min Hee||Haegeum Fiddle|
|Kim Sean Jea||Ajaeng Zither|
|Jin Sun Kyoung||Ajaeng Zither|
|Lee Joung Suk||Gayageum Zither|
|Song Yeong Ran||Gayageum Zither|
|Yoo So Hee||Geomungo Zither|
|Lee Wang Jae||Drum System|
|Ahn Yeon Seop||Drum|
|Shin Ji Su||Percussion|
|Kim Kwang Sook||Janggu Drum|
|Moon Kyung Mi||Synthesizer|
|Artistic Directing Part||Stage Technical Part||Film Production|
|Chief Producer||Hong Sung Yeon||Technical Director||Yang Piljue||Production Co.||Huge Entertainment, BTM|
|Asst. Director||Noh Gyeong Tak, Kim Seung Hoo||Stage Manager||Lim Jongmin||Filming Co.||Story Pictures|
|Asst. Producer||Shin Jiyu||Lighting Director||Beom Seoin||Editing/CG||TBM|
|Score||Kim Min Jae||Recording & Mixing Engineer||Park Jiyeon||Mastering Engineer||Yang Piljue, Park Jiyeon|
|Instrument Manager||Moon Sang Tae|
|Asst. Conductor||Choi Won Rok|