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Yooh Jung Huh Performs Fasting Heart on Newly Published Music Competition Winners Concert

August 1 @ 1:15 pm

Flutist  Yoon Jung Huh performs Fasting Heart for solo flute at the 2024 National Flute Association conventin in San Antonio. Fasting Heart, was inspired by the Taoist discipline “hsin chai.” As Professor Kaltenmark explains in his Lao Tzu and Taoism, this is a technique of purification in which one transcends the act of listening with the heart (or mind) to listen with the breath (or soul). Fasting Heart embodies a journey in which contemplative motion is twice interrupted by outbursts. The timbral colors juxtapose qualities of breath and voice with these. Extended techniques developed by the composer combine timbres of the voice and flute. The opening, for example, combines singing and humming into the instrument, with silent trilling that creates a fluttering effect. The flute resonates the sound in a warm and haunting way. Fasting Heart was recorded by Patricia Spencer on her CD of music by Musgrave and Shatin, called Narcissus and Kairos, on the Neuma label (CD 450-95). For more information visit here.


August 1
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm


National Flute Association


Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
900 E. Market St.
San Antonio,
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