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.


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  • re:toy


    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…

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  • Prototype: reciprocal response

    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…

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  • New Venue at Korean Cultural Center New York

    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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*The work-in-progress projects listed above are my current endeavors. If you are interested in collaborating, please contact me via email.

Recent Projects

  • Coming Home (2023)

    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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  • Lo-fi #1 (2023)

    Lo-fi #1 (2023)

    lo-fi #1 is focused on exploring technology and pushing my boundaries to delve deeper, rather than relying on readily available equipment that can be easily purchased on Amazon.

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  • artless beauty in pursuit of theory Op. 3 (2023)

    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…

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  • on resonance  (2022)

    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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*The projects listed above are my recent works. If you are seeking additional projects, please click here to access the archives page.

Current @ NYU

  • new_LOrk | Fall 2023

    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.

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  • Music Theory I | Fall 2023

    Music Theory I | Fall 2023

    We study two main topics: species counterpoint and tonal harmony. We analyze various music pieces ranging from the Middle Ages to contemporary times, using the knowledge gained from the course.

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  • Music Theory I | Spring 2024

    Music Theory I | Spring 2024

    More information TBA.

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