New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 – Friday, Jun 16, 2017

National Sawdust
(80 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249)

 

Monday, June 19, 2017 – Sunday, Jun 25, 2017

Abrons Arts Center
(466 Grand St, New York, NY 10002)

 

Tickets:  
General Admission $20 / Students & Seniors $15 per concert
General Admission $35 / Students & Seniors $30 for a day pass (all concerts on one day)
Festival Pass for all concerts $180


The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF) 2017 will take place, with multiple events each day, on June 19 through 25 at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street in New York, NY and July 14 through 16 at National Sawdust, 80 N. 6th Street in Brooklyn, NY.

 

NYCEMF 2017 will showcase electroacoustic music and video art from around the world. The festival will include presentations of surround-sound music in up to sixteen channels, works involving new and customized electronic music instruments, works combining musical instruments and voices with electronic sounds, video and multimedia works, and audio and video installations. 

 

More than 200 composers from Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia will be presented, representing the full international range of electroacoustic music, including works by Koreans Daehoon Jang, Jihyun Kim, Jonghyun Kim, Chung Eun Kim, Sangwon Lee, Hoyong Lee and Yemin Oh.

 

Festival Schedule for Korean Composers

 

Yeamin Oh, Time Discontinuum

Concert 23, National Sawdust, Theater
7-9:30 PM, Friday, July 14, 2017

Jonghyun Kim, Live Performance for Leapmotion

Concert 28, National Sawdust, Theater
7-9 PM, Sunday, July 16, 2017

Jonghyun Kim, Live Performance for Leapmotion - This is Leapmotion live performance using granular synthesis. The granular and all of its code was programmed in Puredata. The performer uses Leapmotion in his front and swings hands in the 3d axis. The aim of this piece is discovering new spatial sounds with motion tracking sensor.

 

Sangwon Lee, Rollyphony & Chung Eun Kim, Piano Forte

Concert 5, Abrons Art Center, Playhouse
4-6 PM, Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sangwon Lee, Rollyphony - The title of this piece is made by combining two words “Rolly” and “Polyphony.” The piece is featured by rolling sounds in several layers. The main sound sources for this piece are coins, marbles, bottle caps, etc.

Chung Eun Kim, Piano Forte - The various sound sources including piano (soft) sound from inside the piano are amplified to forte(loud) sound and modulated.

 

Daehoon Jang, Lucid Dreams & Jihyun Kim, From the Bottom of the Sea

Concert 14, Abrons Art Center, Playhouse
4-6 PM, Friday, June 23, 2017

Daehoon Jang, Lucid Dreams - A lucid dream is when a dreamer becomes consciously aware that he is dreaming while the dream is still taking place. Lucid dream is often happening with False awakening. It is when certain people is dreaming that they’ve woken up, but they are actually in sleep. They cannot realize that they are still in dreaming, because the dream looks like their normal life, like cooking in the kitchen, driving a car, or walking in the street. It means, everything that looks like real can be turned into unreality. In this piece, lots of familiar sound (e.g. water, car, cellphone) are being used and modified to depict the dream.

 

Jihyun Kim, From the Bottom of the Sea - This piece is based on my imagination of a journey from the bottom of the sea to the shallow sea. In my imagination, the bottom of the sea is filled with murky darkness. Moving up from there, sunlight gradually permeates the sea and the darkness fades into radiant color. On this journey from the bottom to the top of the sea, the surface of the water appears with gradual changes of light. This piece is written to describe this flow from the dark to the shimmering water at the surface of the sea.

 

Composer Bios

 

Daehoon Jang is currently a doctoral student at the UIUC in music composition. He got his bachelor's degree in composition from Kookmin University in Korea in 2005 and lived in France for a few years while he studied with Michel Merlet and Allan Gaussin in Paris. He obtained the superior diplome from Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris in 2008 and is now a student of Reynold Tharp, Sever Tipei, and Scott Waytt. He has won an award at the 37th Seoul Music Competition (Chamber Division), and received the Grand Prize at The 37th Nanpa Nationwide Music Competition (Composition Division) in Korea. He was selected as a Young Talented Composer at The 7th Pan Music Festival in Korea, and Korean Music Expo in 2010. He advanced to Final Round, The 2nd Boulogne International Competition, France. His EA piece Kiwooje (ritual for rain) was performed at SEAMUS 2015 and will be performed at ICMC 2015 and EMM 2015. Visit him at http://www.iscm.org/catalogue/composers/jang-daehoon-m-south-korea.

Jihyun Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1988. Studying composition with Shinuh Lee, she graduated from Seoul National University with a Bachelor of Music as a Valedictorian and then earned master's degree in composition. She graduated with a Master of Music from Indiana University where she studied with Don Freund, Aaron Travers and PQ Phan. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at Rice University, studying with Karim Al-Zand. Her composed pieces were performed at the festivals in Korea such as the Korean Music Expo, the Daegu International contemporary Music Festival, the Pann Music Festival, and the 2016 ISCM World Music Days. Her works also have been performed in the United States and Brazil including at the Boston New Music Initiative, International Symposium of New Music, the RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Workshop, and the Midwest Composers Symposium. Additionally, she won the Libby Larsen Prize in the International Alliance for Women in Music. Visit her at https://www.noeljihyunkim.com/.

Jonghyun Kim studied composition, piano, and computer programming at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg. His pieces have been performed in New York (USA), University of North Texas(USA), Griffith University(Australia), ZKM(Germany), Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Musikhochschule Freiburg, and accepted at several international computer music festivals, such as ICMC 2015, Nime 2016, Linux Audio Conference 2015, PdCon16~(International Pure Data Convention 2016). Currently, he is teaching computer music and composition at the Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Kaywon University of Art & Design in Gyeonggi-do, Chonbuk National University in Jeonju. Visit him at https://nime2016.sched.com/agitato816.

Chung Eun Kim is currently pursuing a doctorate in composition at Rutgers University, where she served as an instructor of aural skills. She has a variety of musical interests and backgrounds ranging from Western and non-Western classics to jazz and pop. Her music has been performed by Flux String Quartet, Freya String Quartet, New Contemporary Performance Group, and S.E.M. ensemble, at venues such as New Music on the Point, Weill Recital Hall, Dynamic Festival, Upbeat festival, and Charlotte new music festival.  She holds degrees from the New England Conservatory in Boston and Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. 

Sangwon Lee, born in Korea, holds his master degree in Music Composition at New England Conservatory, Boston in USA. He is a currently doctoral student in Music Composition at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in USA where he took classes in advanced studio techniques with Professor Scott A. Waytt. Lee has won international composition competitions for his compositions including EACA International Composition Competition (Japan), JURGENSON International Composition Competition (Russia), Frederic Mompou International Award (Spain), “2 Agosto” International Composition Competition (Italy), Destellos International Electroacoustic Music Composition Competition (Argentina), etc. Visit him at http://www.notartrecords.com/010-sangwon-lee-rollyphony/.

Yeamin Oh is a composer who is always seeking new methodology to synthesize his aesthetic vision and technology. His interests lie in several areas including acoustic music, network music, audiovisual, multichannel spatialization and interactive work. Recently his pieces incorporate his musical aesthetic aim into blending visual elements and live electronics. Currently, he is teaching at Kyung-hee University. Previously, he received Ph.D. in Experimental Music & Digital Media at Louisiana State University. He graduated Kyunghee University and University of Hartford in music composition, and Georgia Southern University in music technology. His papers and music have been selected to present at several peer-reviewed festivals and conferences, including SICMF, EMM, NYCMF, SEAMUS, ICMC, and NIME.

 

For more information and tickets, please visit http://www.nycemf.net/2017-festival/ and http://www.abronsartscenter.org/on-stage/shows/nycemf-2017/ or call 212-352-3101 or 212-598-0400.

 

 

 

Miro Yoon