A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

Unsuk Chin

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July 14, 1961: Unsuk Chin is born in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
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September 6, 1989: Gradus ad Infinitum for electronics by Unsuk Chin (28) is performed for the first time, in Amsterdam.
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September 23, 1990: Die Troerinnen for three vocal soloists, women’s voices, and orchestra by Unsuk Chin (29), to words of Euripedes, is performed for the first time, in the Konserthus, Oslo.
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September 2, 1991: Akrostichon-Wortspiel for soprano and chamber ensemble by Unsuk Chin (30), to her own words after Ende and Carroll, is performed for the first time, in an unfinished version, in the Paradiso, Amsterdam. See 8 September 1993.
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September 8, 1993: Akrostichon-Wortspiel for soprano and chamber ensemble by Unsuk Chin (32), to her own words after Ende and Carroll, is performed completely for the first time, in Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. See 2 September 1991.
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February 2, 1994: Allegro ma non troppo for electronics by Unsuk Chin (32) is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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December 2, 1994: Fantaisie mécanique for trumpet, trombone, two percussionists, and piano by Unsuk Chin (33) is performed for the first time, in Centre George-Pompidou, Paris.
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June 15, 1995: Piano Etude no.2 by Unsuk Chin (33) is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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February 11, 1996: Piano Etudes nos. 3 and 4 by Unsuk Chin (34) are performed for the first time, in Topeka, Kansas.
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May 31, 1996: ParaMetaString for string quartet and tape by Unsuk Chin (34) is performed for the first time, in Art Center Concert Hall, Seoul.
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June 6, 1997: Concerto for piano and orchestra by Unsuk Chin (35) is performed for the first time, in Cardiff.
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September 25, 1998: Allegro ma non troppo in the version for percussion and electronics by Unsuk Chin (37) is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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February 24, 1999: Xi for chamber ensemble and electronics by Unsuk Chin (37) is performed for the first time, in Cité de la musique, Paris.
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May 25, 1999: Piano Etude no.1 by Unsuk Chin (37) is performed for the first time, in Hannover.
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November 7, 1999: Miroirs des temps for four vocal soloists and orchestra by Unsuk Chin (38) is performed for the first time, in Royal Festival Hall, London.
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March 26, 2000: Several works are performed for the first time, in South Bank Center, London, in honor of the 75th birthday of Pierre Boulez: Retrouvailles for piano by Elliott Carter (91), Hommage à Pierre Boulez for piano by György Kurtág (74), Ostinato with Melody for piano by Harrison Birtwistle (65), Vers for piano by Jonathan Harvey (60), Piano Jubilees for piano by Magnus Lindberg (41), and Piano Etude no.6 by Unsuk Chin (38).
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May 5, 2000: Spectres-speculaires for violin and electronics by Unsuk Chin (38) is performed for the first time, in Witten.
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March 9, 2001: Kalá for soprano, bass, chorus, and orchestra by Unsuk Chin (39), to words of several authors, is performed for the first time, in the Konserthuset, Gothenburg.
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September 3, 2001: Kalá for soprano, bass, chorus, and orchestra by Unsuk Chin (40), to words of six different authors, is performed for the first time, in the Konserthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden.
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January 20, 2002: Concerto for violin and orchestra by Unsuk Chin (40) is performed for the first time, in the Philharmonie, Berlin.
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February 2, 2003: Concerto for piano, percussion, and chamber ensemble by Unsuk Chin (41) is performed for the first time, over the airwaves of Radio-France, from Salle Olivier Messiaen, Paris.
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December 16, 2003: Piano Etude no.5 by Unsuk Chin (42) is performed for the first time, in Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall.
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June 6, 2004: snagS&Snarls for soprano and orchestra by Unsuk Chin (42), to words of Carroll and the composer, is performed for the first time, in Libby Bowl, Ojai, California.
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May 18, 2005: Cantatrix Sopranica for two sopranos, countertenor, and chamber ensemble by Unsuk Chin (43), to words of Mathews, Holz, and the composer, is performed for the first time, in Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
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February 12, 2007: Double Bind? for violin and electronics by Unsuk Chin (45) is performed for the first time, in Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris.
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June 30, 2007: Alice in Wonderland, an opera by Unsuk Chin (45) to words of Hwang and the composer after Carroll, is performed for the first time, in the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich.
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March 3, 2008: Rocaná for orchestra by Unsuk Chin (46) is performed for the first time, in Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier de la Place des Arts, Montreal.
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August 13, 2009: Concerto for cello and orchestra by Unsuk Chin (48) is performed for the first time, in Royal Albert Hall, London.
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August 28, 2009: Su for sheng and orchestra by Unsuk Chin (48) is performed for the first time, in Suntory Hall, Tokyo.
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October 9, 2009: Gougalon for chamber ensemble by Unsuk Chin (48) is performed for the first time, in the Konzerthaus, Großer Saal, Berlin. This version is incomplete and will be withdrawn. See 10 January 2012.
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April 2, 2011: Scenes from Alice in Wonderland for soprano, mezzo-soprano, and orchestra by Unsuk Chin (49), to words of Hwang and the composer after Carroll, is performed for the first time, in Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal.
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April 15, 2011: Fanfare chimérique for 16 wind players and electronics by Unsuk Chin (49) is performed for the first time, in Centre-George-Pompidou, Paris.
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January 10, 2012: Gougalon for chamber ensemble by Unsuk Chin (50) is performed completely for the first time, in Cité de la musique, Paris. See 9 October 2009.
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April 26, 2012: cosmigimmicks for trumpet, percussion, harp, guitar, mandolin, prepared piano, and violin by Unsuk Chin (50) is performed for the first time, in the Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam.
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February 26, 2013: Graffiti for chamber ensemble by Unsuk Chin (51) is performed for the first time, in Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles.
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May 8, 2014: The second and third movements of the Concerto for clarinet and orchestra by Unsuk Chin (52) are performed for the first time, in the Konserthus, Stockholm. See 23 September 2014.
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August 23, 2014: Le Silence des Sirènes for soprano and orchestra by Unsuk Chin (53), to words of Joyce, is performed for the first time, in the Konzertsaal, Lucerne.
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September 23, 2014: The Concerto for clarinet and orchestra by Unsuk Chin (53) is performed completely for the first time, in Avery Fisher Hall, New York. See 8 May 2014.
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April 9, 2015: Mannequin, tableaux vivants for orchestra by Unsuk Chin (53) is performed for the first time, at The Sage, Gateshead, Great Britain.
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August 19, 2016: Le Chant des Enfants des Êtoiles for children's chorus, chorus, organ, and orchestra by Unsuk Chin (55) is performed for the first time, in Lotte Concert Hall, Seoul.
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May 7, 2017: Puzzles and Games from Alice in Wonderland for soprano and orchestra by Unsuk Chin (55) to words of Hwang and the composer after Carroll is performed for the first time, in the Philharmonie, Cologne.
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November 3, 2017: Chorós Chordón for orchestra by Unsuk Chin (56) is performed for the first time, in the Philharmonie, Berlin.