Bora Yoon, Korean-American composer, vocalist, sound artist and 2014 TED Fellow creates immersive audiovisual soundscapes using digital devices, voice, found objects and instruments from a variety of cultures and historical periods. Her classical training and choral background mix with enthusiasm for unexpected instruments and conceptual exploration of music and sound.
A site-specific and architectural composer, she writes for a wide spectrum of spaces ranging from an abandoned pool, a Frank Gehry building, to galleries and black box theaters. Bora’s pioneering works have been presented by and installed at Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Nam June Paik Museum, Singapore Arts Festival, Festival of World Cultures, Park Avenue Armory, and Walker Art Center, among others.
The album ‘Sunken Cathedral’ was released to a theater at Asia Society New York in April 2014 and was named Album of the Year by ABC Australia. The world premiere of the theatrical staged multimedia performance of ‘Sunken Cathedral’ was presented at the 2015 Prototype Festival, co-produced by HERE Arts Center and Beth Morrison Projects. Bora is a Composer Fellow at Princeton University.