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Sang Woo Kang, Professor of Piano at Sungshin University

Posted on 09. Mar, 2016 by in News

Sang Woo Kang has been appointed as a Professor of Piano at Sungshin University in Seoul, Korea for the 2016 academic year. He is currently on sabbatical at Providence College. For more information about Sungshin University, please visit their site here.

Sang Woo Kang Conducts Providence College Orchestra

Posted on 21. Nov, 2015 by in News

Sang Woo Kang will be conducting the Providence College Orchestra in a concert of Haydn, Piazzolla, and Mozart on Sunday, November 22, at 2 PM. The Orchestra features students and faculty of Providence College as well as members of the surrounding community.

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Photos by Justin James Muir

Scarlatti Recording for NAXOS

Posted on 18. Sep, 2015 by in News

Sang Woo Kang will be recording keyboard works by Domenico Scarlatti for the NAXOS label (forthcoming Spring 2016).

Latest Blog Posts

Water Music

Posted on 31. May, 2012 by in Blog

I think it’s fascinating to see the degree to which different kinds of artists are inspired by music. In literature, poems like T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets, techniques like the sprung rhythm in Victorian poet’s Gerard Manley Hopkins’s sonnets, or the novella The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy are testament to that fact. But what about visual art? We’ve already seen in John Cage’s Notations that the visual element can be an important aspect in these composers’ attempts to represent sound. It’s equally fascinating to see how various visual artists were likewise inspired by music. […]

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Notating John Cage

Posted on 28. May, 2012 by in Blog

I think it’s really easy to give composer John Cage a bad rap. Water Music? 4’33”? This is music that seems to be deliberately purposeless; avant-garde to the extreme. Much of his music can be likened to the practice of throwing paint on a canvas and surveying the chaos. It’s controversial. It’s confusing. It can be very difficult to listen to or enjoy.

It’s also incredibly exciting in its own ways for its own reasons, and even though it’s rare to see John Cage programming, John Cage has his enthusiasts. Check out this blog post about by Norman Lebrecht of Slipped Disc about a recent programming of John Cage’s Europeras 1 and 2. All six performances were (surprisingly) sold out […]

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Pa-mun: ripples on water

Posted on 20. May, 2012 by in Blog

In the midst of a dominant Western classical music tradition, Asian classical composers tend to get overlooked, whether it be in live performance or in recordings. Few know that beginning in the 20th century, Korea had a fruitful classical music culture with individuals like Isang Yun being recognized by their Western counterparts as composers of great stature. Many of these compositions were unique for their blend of Western and Eastern influences, as these composers utilized a distinct Western heritage while retaining traditional Eastern elements like scales […]

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