Jeongkyu Park:
"Moments Musicaux II"

Jeongkyu Park; © Jeongkyu Park © Jeongkyu Park Jeongkyu Park was born in 1981. He has composed for numerous ensembles and musicians. His Korean commisioners include renowned orchestras and choirs such as the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Tongyeong International Music Festival, National Gugak Center, Ansan Korean Music Orchestra, Incheon City Chorale, Korean Chamber Orchestra, KNUA Youth Orchestra, World Vision Korea Children's Choir and the Busan Metropolitan Junior Chorus. Not least in cooperation with the German-based Korean composer Unsuk Chin, Parks works have been performed at various venues.In 2003 he won the first price at the prestigious 43rd Dong-A Music Competition in the category “compositions”. Furthermore, he was invited for the Composition Competition of the Seoul Metropolitan Chorus and the Daejeon Philharmonic Choir. In 2005, he received the first price of the Korean-American Music Composition Competition in Chicago. At the Fourth Seoul International Competition for Composers in 2007, he obtained the second prize.

In 2007, he took part at the 11th International Academy for New Composition and Audioart in Austria. Thanks to a scholarship of the Avantgarde Tirol Society, he got the chance to pursue his training with the Polish composer Bogusław Schaeffer. In 2008, he obtained the Grant for Rising Artists of the Arts Council Korea and had his first composition recital with the Ensemble TIMF at Sejong Chamber Hall. In the same year, with the support of the Incheon Foundation for Arts and Culture, he could participate at the Darmstadt International Summer Courses for New Music. Outside of Korea, his compositions have been performed in the United States, Japan, Germany, Austria, Qatar and Thailand.

Jeongkyu Park graduated from the Korea National University of Arts (K-Arts) with a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Arts. Currently, he teaches at K-Arts and at the Anyang University.

"Moments Musicaux II" for Flute, Clarinet (+ Bass Clarinet), French Horn, Percussion, Piano, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello and Double Bass.

Inspiration Jeongkyu Park © Inspiration Jeongkyu Park "With this composition I continue my experiments with the potential of compositional and tonal expression that I have begun with the previous work “Moments Musicaux”. The new piece consists of three movements. In each movement piano and percussion present the respective musical materials, while the string and wind instruments explore how the range of possible timbres in chamber music can be expanded.

While working on the second part of “Moments Musicaux” I got occupied with several serious social problems that took place in my surroundings. Human relations and religious principles that I had taken for granted up until now were suddenly called into question. Without doubt this emotionally confusing situation has, whether directly or on a subconscious level, contributed to the creation of the piece. In addition, as a composer I am particularly interested in the concept of “colour”. “Moments Musicaux II” is the result of such “moments of colour” and “colours of the moment”."