Re: [-empyre-] Hi from Seoul.


In a roundabout way, I was getting at the music, rhythm of your work. I was wondering how you saw it in relation to the text - contrast, background/foreground, distancing; also the specific pieces you use are very "Western", black-american, ex-hipster forms. How do they relate to being Korean, or in Korea? And how does a particular musical piece influence the ideas expressed? (I'm assuming the music comes first, may be wrong.)

Also: I went and had a look at your site and saw a piece I didn't know - "Urgent Request" - which nicely satirizes the net spam scams - yet poses the question of how net artists make a living... seems to be a new positioning of your own economic situations?


ps. It's probably obvious but what the hey: I also find your work very satisfying in many ways.

On 03/05/2005, at 1:37 PM, YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES wrote:


Seoul isn't interested in jazz -- unless you consider Kenny G as jazz.

For our money, Korean musical genius is in "pansori" and "pungtchak." Their
sounds, unique and unmistakable, invite improvisation and soulfulness on
famous standards such as "Arirang."

Young-hae and Marc

On 5/2/05 10:32 PM, "Mathieu O'Neil" <> wrote:

Uh... jazz? What's the be-bop scene like in Seoul?

On 02/05/2005, at 6:07 PM, YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES wrote:

Thanks, Michael,

We're open to discuss anything with anybody -- oh, except for sex,
money, ourselves, Internet technology, critical theory, including the
versus the local  trans-anything, post-everything, deconstruction,
gender, C, C++, Maya, claymation, GATS, intellectual copyrights, and
latest North Korean test missile. Shoot.

Young-hae and Marc

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