Korean-American 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 sound design. 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.
Upcoming projects include:the release of interactive music videos on iPad featuring the kinetic sculptures of Korean artist U-Ram Choe, and music co-produced with R. Luke DuBois from SUNKEN CATHEDRAL (Innova Records | GrAlbum Collective) – and the World Premiere of staged multimedia theater touring performance of SUNKEN CATHEDRAL, co-produced by HERE Art Center and Beth Morrison Projects in NYC, taking place during APAP and ISPA, at PROTOTYPE Festival, this coming January 2015.