Nong Hyun Reflected

Seung-Won Oh

Nong Hyun Reflected has been performed in ’s-Hertogenbosch, Leuven and Montréal…

Nong Hyun is the term for a Korean traditional string-playing technique that involves various left hand techniques after the initial string pluck by the right hand. I was interested in how these left-hand techniques could be translated and performed on western string instruments; this became a substantial musical idea in this particular composition. Nong Hyun Reflected is inspired by the idea of four independent lines co-existing in time, echoing the way one’s daily life is surrounded by all types of recognizable and dismissable sounds. Each part is written independently except for a few structural points, until they all come together at the end of the piece. The piece is also an attempt at a freely and loosely composed soundscape (music in the air).


  • October 22, 2011, Transit 2011: Concert, Labozaal, Leuven (Belgium)

Nong Hyun Reflected

  • Seung-Won Oh
  • Year of composition: 2011
  • Instrumentation: amplified string quartet
  • Commission: Festival November Music, for the Quatuor Bozzini


22 Octo 2011
4:00 pm
Leuven (Belgium)
11 Nove 2011
12:30 pm
’s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands)
29 Nove 2011
8:00 pm
Série QB
Montréal (Québec)