chapter  4
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Samojang - Learning Ritual Music

Kim Junghee told me that his favourite ritual section is Sejon hut - a section that is performed in both Ogu Kut and Pyolshin Kut. The reason for this being his favourite is that it incorporates a wide variety of diverse rhythmic cycles, including chemasu, kutkori, tongsalp'uri and samojang. It was to the latter multi-chapter structure that Kim drew my attention most enthusiastically, claiming that this was one of the most complex and difficult to play structures in the repertory.