Isang Yun: In Between
Dennis Russell Davies is chief conductor of Bruckner Orchestra, Opera Linz, and the Basel Symphony Orchestra.
Composer Charles Boone's works have been played by the San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, and the Avignon and Berlin Festivals.
Composer Charles Amirkhanian is executive and artistic director of Other Minds.
The Korean composer Isang Yun uniquely synthesized Western classical and avant-garde music with Eastern traditions. His life story is equally distinctive. Today he is claimed by Germany, where he lived in exile; South Korea, where he was born and later tried as a traitor; and North Korea, which he visited in his efforts to reunite his country. In this illuminating documentary, musicians on both sides of the 49th Parallel discuss his music and heritage. For Yun, "Where there is pain, where there is injustice, I want to have my say through my music."
Lou Harrison: "Cherish, Conserve, Consider, Create"
Eric Marin, United States, 1986
This jubilant portrait captures Harrison at home, in concert with his gamelan group, and talking about his musical interests and influences.