Posted on 28 October 2015
Chang Seok described the motivation behind the piece:
Animus (Character) is an expression of characteristics of the five different states that become each of the five movements respectively, i.e. Temporalis (Temporary), Chaos (Chaos), Segregationem (Isolation), Ordo (Order), and Aeternus (Eternal). This musical work moulds and sculptures tone colours and timbres, neutralising conventional thoughts on melody, harmony and rhythm through an athematic writing, an equilibrium of harmony, and a liquidation of rhythm. Animus sings of an unfailing hope for a new sound world despite the present sufferings and troubles.