Works performed by Earplay:

Die Insel Schwimmt

Born 1945 in Cheongju (South Korea), composer Younghi Pagh-Paan studied music theory and composition at the Seoul National University and continued her studies at the Academy of Music Freiburg with a DAAD scholarship. Her teachers include Klaus Huber, Brian Ferneyhough, Peter Foertig, and Edith Picht-Axenfeld. Since 1994, Ms. Pagh-Paan has been professor for composition at the Hochschule for Kunste, Bremen, where she founded the Atelier Neue Musik. Her work is recognized and performed throughout Germany. She was awarded the Heidelberger Kunsterlinnenpreis in 1995. Her works were performed at the Donaueschinger Musiktage (1980, 1987, 1998), at numerous festivals for modern music, at the Weltmusiktage of the IGNM, and in broadcast concerts. In addition, she has taught composition as a guest professor at the Academy of Music in Graz and Karlsruhe. Ms. Pagh-Paan currently divides her time between Bremen, Germany and Panicale, Italy.

[from program for September 8, 2003 concert]