“…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 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.