Representing the inner center of Il-Ryun Chung's musical world, it has always been the guitar from which everything starts. The sophisticated, sometimes unique playing techniques were developed and tested over a long period of time and translated for other instruments.
Microtonal concepts were first developed and tested for their effect, polyrhythmic structures were invented in the limited framework of the guitar, and then transferred to a large ensemble all the way to the orchestra.
The two work series "Studies of Extended Paying Techniques for Guitar" and "The Untempered Guitar" thus represent the heart of all creation.
Later, the drum Janggu joined as another crucial instrument to the core of his music.
The solo playing of the guitar is like a retreat, in which develops a very own musical language without disturbing influences.
A selection from the two work series "Studies of Extended Playing Techniques for Guitar", "The Untempered Guitar" and the new work "Curved Melodies".