Yoon-Seong Cho's Jazz Korea: A Cross-cultural Musical Excursion

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This thesis examines Yoon-Seong Cho's critically acclaimed recording Jazz Korea, in which Cho unites Korean folk music and American jazz into a single form of expression. By reinterpreting Korean folk music through jazz, Cho stimulated interest in the Korean jazz scene and a renewed interest in Korean traditional folk songs. The goal of the thesis, the first musicological essay about Yoon-Seong Cho, is to understand how Cho's diasporic experiences affected his music by leading to a process of self-discovery that allowed Cho to interpret his own identity. Through musical analysis, the study proposes a cultural interpretation of two of Cho's pieces that have achieved popularity not only among Koreans but also internationally: "Arirang" and Han-O-Baek-Nyun.

Creator(s): Joo, Hwajoon
Creation Date: May 2008
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: May 2008
  • Digitized: July 30, 2008
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This thesis examines Yoon-Seong Cho's critically acclaimed recording Jazz Korea, in which Cho unites Korean folk music and American jazz into a single form of expression. By reinterpreting Korean folk music through jazz, Cho stimulated interest in the Korean jazz scene and a renewed interest in Korean traditional folk songs. The goal of the thesis, the first musicological essay about Yoon-Seong Cho, is to understand how Cho's diasporic experiences affected his music by leading to a process of self-discovery that allowed Cho to interpret his own identity. Through musical analysis, the study proposes a cultural interpretation of two of Cho's pieces that have achieved popularity not only among Koreans but also internationally: "Arirang" and Han-O-Baek-Nyun.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: Musicology
Department: College of Music
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Keyword(s): Jazz Korea | musical excursion | Cho | diaspora
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 340799986 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc6089
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
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Holder: Joo, Hwajoon
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