„Sijo_310516“ is not just a continuation of my „Sijo“-cycle. Here, for the first time, I’ve vanquished the restricting time scale, as a result of which the piece is subjected to an expansion of its dimension, both externally and within.
Structurally the piece resembles a work consisting of a theme with variations. Each variation is based on material derived from the core of the previous modification, developing it further. In this way, a kind of never ending process of “zooming-in” is generated.
The „main theme“, for instance, is based on the classical Korean poem “Sijo” which consists of three lines. Its middle part provides the material for the next variation where it can be encountered again, distributed among various cells.
(Sehyung Kim, 2016)