Seungmin Cha in Sumuk* Garden
premiered in 2013
Daegeum performer and composer Seungmin Cha had long wished to compose music to Seoknam Jang’s series of poems, “Sumuk Garden.” However, after a three-year struggle in finding from within the right music for his poetry, she finally thought one night before falling asleep that perhaps she should meet the poet in person. Upon opening her eyes, she found herself in a Sumuk garden. Her journey had begun: the journey of meeting, through his poetry, the poet himsef in his Sumuk Garden.
*traditional Korean black ink used in calligraphy brush painting.. Also known as Indian ink