My new solo album titled Overundertone will be released on this coming Monday (April 13) by NoRemixes label. If last album, 120V was a collection of my old pieces, this album is a representation of where I am now. Almost all the tracks in the album use computer-synthesized sounds. Just like anything with with the computer, the sounds in this album are precise, digital, almost to the point that it feels unnatural and inhuman. But I like that aspects of computer music.
Album Art work by Sarah Snyder
I think I made an interesting album. I hope you like it, too.
I performed in 5 cities from Feb 25 to Mar 13.
2.25.15 Lyn Goeringer and I performed a duo improvisation at the Oberlin Faculty Concert. It was broadcasted online.
2.27.15 I did a joint concert with Matthew McCabe at the Columbus State University, GA
3.6.15 I was the keynote speaker at N_SEME2015. I performed my solo set and take about my experience as a solo electroacoustic musician.
3.9.15 I performed Toccata for Found Object and Computer at the University of Nebraska at Kearney for is annual New Music Festival. One gas station in Kearney had an interesting offer.
3.12.15 & 3.13.15 My band I’m With Joo Won performed at Gus’ Cafe in Pittsburgh and Oberlin Playlets. The poster features my hand! More importantly, I shared a stage with improvisational punk band.
And yesterday, IWJW released the first album under Starry Night Records.
In sum, life is good.
I’m teaching Audio DSP, Music Technology Performance Techniques, and Improvisation ensemble this semester. I somehow end up drawing many things on the whiteboard. They look somewhat fun to me, so I share my whiteboard drawings I made during these classes.
120V is out now on Amazon as a downloadable album.
This is a compilation album of my solo works from 2002 to 2013. All tracks except one are available for streaming in Soundcloud (The SCloud has a better streaming quality, and you can listen to the entire track). The album-only track, also named as 120v, is a no-input mixer piece that is quite different from all other works included in this album.
Visceral Media also made a video interview about me and my album. The guest in this video also appears in some of my works.
Please listen, share, review, and purchase the album!
Visceral Media Records will be releasing my new album in few weeks. The album is titled 120V, and it is a “best of” album that contains my works composed in the past 10+ years. It also has a new track for no-input mixer and computer (marked with * in the track listing).
The album has quite a variety in terms of electronic music style. I feel very happy to share an album that contains pieces that reflects who I was and who I am. My life and music has changed immensely since I started to make electronic after plugging things into 120V outlets in the US.
- Sound Mobile – I. Forward
- Fireflies and Cicadas
- Sound Mobile – II. Backward
- Reed Bed
- Sound Mobile – III. All Together