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About "Vocussion "
Track #8 of the CD "On The Road" by Kim Dong-Won with Comin & Goin (2008, SONY/BMG SB70195C/88697160042); Line-up: Dong-Won Kim - Voice; "'Vocussion' is another solo piece that shows rhythmic singing. Traditionally, Korean masters have been teaching rhythms through rhythmic singing. So, 'Can’t sing, can’t play!' became the most important principle to obey. To create my own singing, I added melodic flow onto formal rhythmic syllables. The English title means ‘Vocal + Percussion’. This is a similar repertoire to one that was played by the five percussionists of the Silk Road Ensemble. Very proudly, I am one of them." (Kim Dong-Won)