Confluences Resonants

Performance for electro-acoustic music such as sound_Seoul, LEE Seungyon

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Head, Department of Music Technology
Graduate School of Culture & Arts, Sang Myung University
7, HongJi-Dong, Jongno-Ku, Seoul, Korea 110-743

Seungyon-Seny Lee completed her doctorate in computer music composition from the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acousticsat Stanford University (DMA 2002). She was a selected composer in a year-long course in composition and computer music at IRCAM in 2000-2001. Her compositions, including acoustic,electroacoustic pieces and more recently interactive audio-visual installation works, have been performed atmajor festivals intheworld such as Internationale Musikinstitut Darmstadt, Agora Festival in Paris, Seoul International Computer Music, International Computer Music Conference, Art Action-Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Primavera en la Havana in Cuba, Florida Electroacoustic Music, XIII CIM l’Aquila, WestWaveDance Summer Festival in San Francisco, Centre Acanthes in Avignon, and so forth. She has received many grants and awards such as from Korean Culture & Arts Foundation, Acanthes, Asia Pacific Scholars Program, and honorary mention in Luigi Russolo International Computer Music Competition. As a resident artist, she has been at Cite Internationale des Arts program in France, Art OMI International Music Residency Program in NY, Djerassi Resident Artists Program in California, where she received Oshita Fellowship award and at Centre d’Art Marnay where is an international multidisciplinary art center in France where she also received UNESCO Fund. She is a professor in Department of Music Technology, Graduate School of Culture Technologyat SangMyung University, and also a director of Intermedia Performance Lab. since 2007.


Project Description:
It will be a performance for electro-acoustic musicsuch as sound – noise production inin the interdisciplinary genre.Algorithmiccomposition gives many ideas of interactive sound, especially while we are in nature. It is not only interaction between playing musical instrument and nature environment, but also with audience as a media which could be generated sounds at the same outdoor circumstance. The type of project would bea music performance, and the contents of the message would be for sharing, collaborating, relationship, convergence and so on.

In the relationship between human and nature, I compare each sound with color, fabric, food or so forth. Then I can relate these life-objects to the musical materials with any of the five senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, and hearing. The role of instrument in my compositions is to organically combined and highlighted specific characters, which enhances their own cohesion in the ensemble.

I apply my knowledge that audible sense will naturally bring out different visual imagery in each person’s mind. This leads me to linguistics and psychoanalysis for developingat most in this compositional idea.



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