composer / performer / researcher
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Music and Sustainability
I explore sustainability in music, focusing on how some compositions endure while others fade quickly. I’m concerned about the social and environmental impact of music creation, including issues like consumption, pollution, and waste. I advocate for educational equity in music and am curious about how musicians can thrive amid challenges in our society, where most of them navigate their own path due to the lack of sustainable solutions from society. This website may offer some valuable insights that I have discovered and wish to share with you.
The video above features the premiere recording of Artless Beauty in Pursuit of Theory Op. 1 (2019) at the ATM International Arts Festival. The piece, scored for pierrot ensemble and live electronics, was performed at Oil Tank Culture Park, a monumental complex in Seoul with landscaped gardens and decommissioned oil tanks repurposed into exhibition and performance spaces.
January 2024 @ Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Coming Home (2023), for 4-channel video, amplified percussion instruments, and surround live audio, will have its world premiere at MMFA by percussionist Josh Perry and me (live electronics).
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When I was a freshman at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005, I had a chance to go to a garage sale. It was the first time ever because there was no such garage sale in Seoul. I remember it was quite interesting, and I bought a few items, including a Yamaha PSS-30…
Prototype: reciprocal response
The cycling (also recycling) idea has been my inspiration for composition for over a decade. Even before the ideas of my dissertation on Franco Donatoni’s musical development of recycled pitch materials, “Yunhoi,” the Korean word for rebirth by Karma—a notion deeply rooted in traditional narratives—has been the core of my creative project quite often. In…
New Venue at Korean Cultural Center New York
I am thrilled to witness the opening of the new Korean Cultural Center NY building at 122-126 East 32nd Street in Murray Hill, Manhattan. Back in 2014, I had the opportunity to conduct ensemble mise-en at the inaugural MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL at the current space of the Korean Cultural Center (460 Park Ave #601, New…
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Coming Home (2023)
This project is a collaboration with Montreal-based Korean visual artist Jinjoo Yang. My music comprises amplified percussion and electronics. The electronic sounds are created from recorded and processed sounds of percussion instruments such as cymbals, bass drum, gong, and tamtam.
artless beauty in pursuit of theory Op. 3 (2023)
artless beauty in pursuit of theory, Op. 3 (2023) for violin and viola My series of compositions, artless beauty in pursuit of theory, comprises three separate pieces so far, each with different instrumentation: a mixed chamber ensemble with live electronics (2009), a string trio (2022), and a string duet (2023) written for Mia Detwiler (violin) and Michael…tags: string duet
on resonance (2022)
One of my interests lies in exploring the social implications of computer music interaction. In my piece, on resonance (2022) for violin and live electronics, I use Max and Logic to craft electronic sounds and dynamically control the processed audio in real time, responding to the soloist’s performance. This composition challenges the conventional hierarchy between…
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Current @ NYU
new_LOrk | Fall 2023
We aim to introduce an innovative approach to laptop orchestras. Our mission is to cultivate a creative environment that prioritizes exceptional audio quality and affordability. Join us for our inaugural matinee concert at noon on December 11, 2023.
Music Theory I | Spring 2024
More information TBA.
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This document is intended to elucidate the basic concept of using the serial port in Max and Arduino. It aims to simplify complex programming techniques, enabling readers to grasp the essence easily and transition seamlessly into more advanced applied programming, building upon the knowledge gained from other available tutorials. Understanding what we are sending and…
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