bora yoon
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Biography

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

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.

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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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