bora yoon
bora yoon
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Biography

“…one of the most exciting creators working in the field of sound and performance today.”– Creators Project

Described by the New York Times as “mesmerizing” and by KoreAm Journal as “totally unique”, Korean-American experimental composer, vocalist, and sound artist Bora Yoon performs 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, architectural, and wild-card composer, Yoon writes for a wide spectrum of spaces and performers, ranging from an abandoned pool, sopranos on bicycles, aerial performance scores untop a Frank Gehry building, to art galleries and black box theaters.

A TED fellow, and Music/Sound fellow with the New York Foundation for the Arts, Yoon’s pioneering works have been presented and performed at 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.  She is a currently a doctoral student 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 graphic album SUNKEN CATHEDRAL 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 booking  for 2016-2018.

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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:

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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