ethnography

Hwasun ethnography hyanggyo Jirak

Seongwoo-hyang master singer

Hwasun ethnography hyanggyo Jirak – Born in Hwasun

This is the fifth episode of Hwasun ethnography hyanggyo Jirak, which is based on ‘Pansori national singer-songwriter from Hwasun’.

Today’s lecturer is Jae-myung Roh, director of the Korean Traditional Music Museum. Since he was a lecturer from the metropolitan area, the lecture was conducted only after he tested negative for the corona virus. The Korean music museum is a little unfamiliar to me. Then, as I listened to Director Roh Jae-myung, a feeling of embarrassment crossed my mind that I too had lived with distorted information beyond the ignorance of our voices.

Director Noh Jae-myung has been interested in Korean traditional music since his sophomore year in high school. Then, in July 2001, at his own expense, he opened the current Gugak Archives and is known as a ‘scholar of Gugak’ in the world of traditional music. He is a great man who has done a lot of historically valuable work, such as giving oral interviews over a long period of time and creating material about individuals.

About Seongwoo-hyang master singer

Seongwoo-hyang master singer was born in 1933 in Gyoji, Hwasun-gun, into a prestigious family of traditional music.

His first teacher, Seong Cha-ok, was a master pansori master and a master of Jeongga and flute, and his cousin Seong Cha-ok’s son Seong Gu-bong was also a master pansori master.

His cousin Seonggyehyang is also known as a master of pansori and gayageum, and his cousin Seonggeumhyang and Junanhyang, a cousin of King Gojong, are also known as masters of pansori.

It is said that Hwasun produced many masters of traditional music, and in the 1970s, popular music in this area was called traditional music. The Koreans said that it is difficult to build an environment for the birth and early education of children with musical talents by artificial means such as investing huge budgets today.

It is said that the singer-songwriter was active enough to record an album in his mid-20s, and completed Shimcheongga for the first time in 1976. He was active in Boseong Sori, which he learned under Jeong Eung-min, among the studies of various nationalities.

The term ‘Boseongsori’ is a compilation of the solid pansori inherited by master singer Jeong Eung-min when he was young, and is a generic term for the sounds made by honing his entire life. However, the famous singer Jeong Eung-min stopped performing on the central stage and hid in Boseong, Jeollanam-do, to hear the rumors and learn about the voices of his juniors. Among many students, Eung-Min Jeong is rated as the best, and Seong-Woo-Hyang’s master singer is the one who modified and arranged the notes inherited from his master accordingly.

Vocal musician Jeong Eung-min has lived a one-sided life of traditional music according to the will of his teacher, Jeong Eung-min. Never make a sound and do it the way it is.” A benevolent voice actor who trained many juniors and was passionate about recording Korean music records did not want to return to his hometown after the death, so it is said that he was enshrined in Namwon’s vocal music after his death in May 2014. Probably Korean music It seems that he was born into a prestigious family, and the pain that was attached to the social prejudice against Korean music at the time showed that he did not want to return to his hometown.

It is a precious time that made me ahaha, who did not know what Dongpyeonje and Seopyeonje were because, according to the vocal technique, Goje->Junggoje->Dongpyeonje->Seopyeonje->Seopyeonje sang the traditional music, and there were detailed expressions according to the times. It was.

Roh Jae-myung, director of the Korean Traditional Music Archives Museum, said, “The reason that our pansori vocalization techniques were hortonjo, horyeongjo, and eumchong is because pansori is not music enjoyed for entertainment, but contains the righteous spirit of our people.” They are called ‘the righteous people of