The exhilaration felt when working in harmony with an actor
Kim Moon-jung bounded into being a musical director more diligently than anyone else. The past August, she had personally composed musical 〈The Picture of Dorian Gray〉. It’s been 8 years since musical 〈Organ in My Heart (/The Harmonium in My Memory)〉. She said, “When actors sing the songs I imagined by myself, I feel anew watching it be completed”. In the play actor Kim Junsu undertook the young aristocratic Englishman Dorian Gray. This is the fourth time she does a work with him.
“Every time there’s a concert, Junsu-ssi found me. I have methodically conducted his works so we are comfortable with one another. Should I say we have ‘chemi[stry]’? In 〈Death Note〉 there is a scene where Junsu-ssi cuts of the song singing ‘The last light~’ with my back to the seats in the auditorium, but it is a situation where I don’t see the shape of his mouth and the actor cannot see my command. It is cut off with the feeling ‘Let’s wrap it up here’ and it is just right. We did say, ‘It was exhilarating today,’ to each other after the performance. We don’t agree upon it, but we experienced several times the moment doing ‘Kya!’.”