bora yoon
bora yoon
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Artist Statement

My aim as a sound artist, musician, and composer– is to make visible the invisible — and to make visceral the intangible.

Sound and Space are the foundational cornerstones of my work — whether that is an actual architectural space, or a space / era / memory / dream space that is being evoked.

Everything to me, has a frequency and pitch — which is how any sound or arbitrary noise can become music.  Widening this lens of music to include found sounds, field recordings, sound, and noise, then allows the spectrum of music/sound to a larger subliminal language with which we associate with space, memory, proximity, texture, and history to have a narrative quality — both subconscious and visceral, while also able to tell a cinematic story through visuals, story, and sound.

My performance works are simultaneously musical, gestural, and audiovisual –  a morphing experiment of language, beyond the literal to the abstract, to trigger associations in the mind, making dynamic use of music’s ability to reach both inner space (associative, psychological), and outer space (acoustical, architectural, environmental).

Challenging norms, and having been a contrarian most of my life, I have arrived at the exploratory performance work that I do by closing in on the negative space and edges of what forms exist, to formulate a hybrid of what does not.  In this regard, it is the anomalies, and the intersection of fields that interest me most — as it is there where I believe various mediums serve as analogies and mirrors to each other, and where  interdisciplinary innovation can be most richly cultivated.

Discography

SUNKEN CATHEDRAL Trilogy
(Gr)Album Collective

An interactive graphic album on iPad, featuring the kinetic sculptures of U-Ram Choe, to music from Sunken Cathedral.

SUNKEN CATHEDRAL
INNOVA Records

label of the American Composers Forum

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WAX CYLINDER ARCHIVE
by Aleks Kolkowski
“PLINKO” single from ( (( PHONATION )) )
2011

JOURNAL OF POPULAR NOISE
w/ Ben Frost
Vol. 3 / Issue 8
2008

( (( PHONATION )) )
Swirl Records
2008

As A Guest:

surrexitchristus.jpgNEW YORK POLYPHONY
Tudor City
iTunes bonus track
Avie Records
2010

shift_bora_remix.jpgTHE SHIFT
On This Side Remix
2010

KAKI KING
Dreaming Of Revenge | Velour
2008

Compilations:

TRANSIENT GLORY
Cantaloupe Records
2015

with Terry Riley, Meredith Monk, Michael Gordon, John Corigliano, Paquito D’Rivera, and Bora Yoon

Innova | 2010NYFA COLLECTION
Innova Music
2010

25 year compendium of NYFA fellows

SOUND UNBOUND
MIT Press | SubRosa
2008

by DJ Spooky

Introduction by
Steve Reich

BORA YOON
Sunken Cathedral

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