composer / performer / researcher
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 a recent performance by new_LOrk (NYU Laptop Orchestra), which I founded and direct. In this performance, my students showcased my new musical system, reciprocal responses (2023-24), utilizing several interfaces from my Music Interaction eXperiment (MIeX) project, which are based on recycled materials.
La Semaine du Neuf 2024
Le Vivier, a Montreal-based organization that facilitates the development of new music and offers presentations of quality works, has invited me to join four days (March 9 to 12, inclusive) of professional meetings and encounters alongside the La Semaine du Neuf 2024 festival as an international presenter. I am very much looking forward to meeting…
Invited Talk @ CUNY Graduate Center (2/5/2023)
I am eagerly looking forward to visiting the CUNY (City University of New York) Graduate Center on Monday, February 5, 2024, to present my recent work and research on handmade objects developed for new_LOrk, with a particular focus on utilizing various transducers. The Composers Seminar is under the direction of Professor Douglas Geers at Brooklyn…
Proposals have been accepted for presentation and a new piece at Reembodied Sound 2024
In early November, I submitted two proposals to the Reembodied Sound 2024 Festival and Symposium at EMPAC, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (February 2-3, 2024). I am delighted to share the great news that both of my proposals have been accepted. The first proposal I submitted was for a presentation titled ‘Sonic Explorations: Transducers, DIY Interfaces, and…
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reciprocal response (2023-24)
When I started new_LOrk (New York University Laptop Orchestra), I planned to write a piece that I and my students could play together. I envisioned music that we could freely explore various sonic possibilities, yet still within a musical system where we could listen to each other and share musical ideas. reciprocal response was rooted…
MIeX (Music Interaction eXperiments)
In the evolution of technology, various instruments and interfaces have been developed to harness these cutting-edge technologies, yet many fail to endure like their traditional counterparts. While technology attracts attention, its appeal doesn’t guarantee sustainability. For the longevity of these creations, it is imperative to address the fundamental question of why musicians need these new…tags: MIeX
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.
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December 11, 2023— Since the last posting, there have been many updates. The most significant update is that there are now several partners who would like to support this project. This is really exciting, and I cannot wait to see how this project will evolve with their involvement. The new partners include: -New York University’s…
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…
*The work-in-progress projects listed above are my current endeavors. If you are interested in collaborating, please contact me via email.
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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There are many ways to build a development environment on a Linux or Mac machine for developing hardware/software based on Raspberry Pi Pico, and there is no particular way that is the best. However, I found that using CLion and Segger’s J-Link debugger provides a streamlined experience, so I suggest my students try this. No…
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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