“…one of the most exciting creators working in the field of sound and performance today.”– Creators Project
Korean-American experimental composer, vocalist, and sound artist Bora Yoon creates immersive audiovisual soundscapes using digital devices, voice and found objects and instruments from a variety of cultures and historical centuries – evoking memory and association, to formulate a cinematic storytelling through music and sound. A site-specific and architectural composer, Yoon writes for a wide spectrum of spaces ranging from an abandoned pool, a Frank Gehry building, to galleries and black box theaters.
A 2014 TED fellow, Yoon’s pioneering works have been presented by Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Nam June Paik Museum (Korea), Singapore Arts Festival, MADE Festival (Sweden), Festival of World Cultures (Poland), Park Avenue Armory, and Walker Art Center, among others. This fall, she is thrilled to begin her doctoral fellowship in Music Composition, at Princeton University.
Classically trained and steeped in a first love of choral music, Yoon is fascinated by the intersection of space and sound, maps, human Venn diagrams, handsome sounding kitchenware, sonorities, and the pulleys and strings that hold everything together.
Recent projects include the release of interactive iPad music videos from SUNKEN CATHEDRAL (Innova | the GrAlbum Collective) featuring the kinetic sculptures of Korean artist U-Ram Choe, and the World Premiere of staged multimedia theater touring performance of SUNKEN CATHEDRAL, featuring immersive video design by Adam Larsen, and Korean dance and drumming artist Vong Pak, co-produced by HERE Art Center and Beth Morrison Projects in NYC, now available for booking.