Lee Jinjun

Composer. Arranger. Educator.

Who's Hungary? is a quirky take on 5 Hungarian folk tunes about food. The tunes "I Ate Porridge", "The Cabbage from Behind the Garden", "Maize", "Swineherd of Csor, What are you Cooking?" and "At the Virag's Burns a Light" don't necessarily focus on food, but use food as personal objects or even euphemisms to tell tales of longing, despair, love, and fun. Who's Hungary? preserves the melodic and rhythmic aspects of the tunes, while adding spicy harmonies and idiosyncratic rhythms to create a fun and engaging piece.