Piri (Korean Bamboo Oboe) Sanjo: Traditional Instrumental Korean Music
This album presents the unique tune of Piri through the new Sanjo style created by composer Seo Yong-Seok and Piri instrumentalist Han Se-Hyun. Sanjo is a genre of traditional Korean folk music, involving an instrumental solo accompanied by drumming on the Janggu, an hourglass-shaped drum. Piri is a Korean double reed bamboo oboe with eight finger holes, one in back for the thumb and seven in front, used in both the folk and classical court music. Its large reed and cylindrical bore gives it a sound mellower than that of many other types of oboe.
Han Se-Hyun inherits his supreme artistry as a leading Piri instrumentalist from his mother, Nam Hae-Sung, who is well-known Pansori vocalist and his father, Han Il-Sub, who is Ajaeng instrumentalist. Han Se-Hyun is actively performing traditional Piri music, establishing his own style of Piri Sanjo...