I am fortunate to have many talented artist friends. They inspire me, and they do things that I cannot do. Je Seok Koo is an example of such friends. I was introduced to him when he came to The University of Arts in 2012. Over the past few years, Je Seok has become a versatile multimedia artist with an impressive portfolio. Here are some of the things he does exceptionally well.
1. He designs installations and musical instruments
2. He programs audio, and designs web. (Guess who designed my web?)
3. He and I play shows, and he makes living by doing his art (i.e. there are many people who needs his skills). Check out his recent project with Beats By Dre.
As a technologist, Je Seok helps people (or groups) to do art. I have enjoyed late night discussion with him at a cafe in Philadelphia. We talk about music, codes, and gear. I think we need more people like Je Seok. Meanwhile, contact him at paused-room.com if you need to make an interactive Christmas tree or custom synthesizers.
My name is Joo Won Park. I am an electronic musician currently living in Philadelphia. I make music with computers, circuits, instruments, and any other objects that make interesting sounds. For example, here’s my recent project on making 100 videos of live electronic music:
I am also a teacher of electronic music and composition. I have been teaching at the Community College of Philadelphia for six years, and I will be teaching at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music starting in September 2014.
I would like to use this blog as a place to share my works, influences, collaborators, technologies, and discoveries. If you wan to learn how I am made music with cabbage, tuning fork, no-input mixer, and toy piano, please subscribe (there’s a button in the bottom-left corner) and visit me from time to time. I would also be more than happy to communicate via email or social network.