bora yoon

23 for ’23: Composers and performers to watch this year

This new class of artists is changing the sound of classical music
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EXCERPT—The sound artist, composer and performer (newly based in Portland, Ore., after 15 years in NYC) is now at work on SPKR SPRKL—a solo evening-length work “for wavefield synthesis, spatial audio, interactive projection design, gesture, and new music” that will premiere March 18 at the Experimental Media And Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Yoon, 42, is also working on a commission for modular experimental music group Ensemble Decipher. With librettist E.J. Koh, Yoon is developing an Asian opera titled Handmaiden based on the hit South Korean film by Park Chan-wook. On Feb. 4 at New York’s Kaufmann Concert Hall, she’ll join So Percussion for a premiere performance of “the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart.”

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Main Image: A superDraw-generated projection for PHONO KINETIC. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Allison Span.

January 20, 2023


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The Washington Post