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Dynamic Korea and Rhythmic Form

The South Korean percussion genre, samul nori, is a world phenomenon whose rhythmic form is the key to its popularity and mobility. Based on both ethnographic research and close formal analysis, author Katherine In-Young Lee focuses on the kinetic experience of samul nori, drawing out the concept of dynamism to show its historical, philosophical, and pedagogical dimensions. Breaking with traditional approaches to the study of world music that privilege political, economic, institutional, or ideological analytical frameworks, Lee argues that because rhythmic forms are experienced on a somatic level, they swiftly move beyond national boundaries and provide sites for cross-cultural interaction.

About the Author

KATHERINE IN-YOUNG LEE is assistant professor of ethnomusicology at UCLA and her work has appeared in Journal of Korean Studies, Ethnomusicology, and Journal of Korean Traditional Performing Arts.

Reviews

"Lee demonstrates how the focus on form contributed to the development of samul nori into one of Korea's key cultural exports. For those interested in Korean music, contemporary Korean culture, and nation building, this is a must-read."—Roald Maliangkay, author of Broken Voices: Postcolonial Entanglements and the Preservation of Korea's Central Folksong Traditions

Endorsements

"Lee demonstrates how the focus on form contributed to the development of samul nori into one of Korea's key cultural exports. For those interested in Korean music, contemporary Korean culture, and nation building, this is a must-read." —Roald Maliangkay, author of Broken Voices: Postcolonial Entanglements and the Preservation of Korea's Central Folksong Traditions

"This book is a timely and sorely needed contribution to ongoing intellectual debates within ethnomusicology and world music studies. Lee's investment in musical form as both a physical force and explanatory object reveals processes and motivations not solely accessible by so-called "cultural" or "extra"-musical explanations." —Nathan Hesselink, professor of ethnomusicology, University of British Columbia
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