Joungmin Lee is a Korean composer, choral conductor and digital music artist who is interested in acoustic and electronic music with an interdisciplinary approach. Lee’s music is an attempt to find innovative sound both in instrumental and digital worlds. Lee’s music has been performed in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. He is a Gold & Silver Medal-winning composer of Global Music Awards for his string quartet ‘Vexatious’ and electro-acoustic piece ‘Heterogeneous’. They have been published by ABLAZE Records on Hong Kong New Music Ensemble Live from Prague Vol. 1, 31st volume of the SCI CD Series as a winner, selected for the video recording project in the Sydney International Composers Concerts 2018, and Electronic Masters Vol. 5 disc by ABLAZE Records which includes his award-winning work. Also, he is a special invited guest to present a lecture presentation at the 2017 SCI Region IV Student conference at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Music. Recently he has awarded the commission composition for Melbourne ensemble Rubiks Collective, and he will make a presentation at the 2017 AGU (American Geophysical Union) Fall Meeting with his work titled ‘Threatened by’ which is an audiovisual experience inspired by scientific data about glaciers and climate change, taking place on 11-15 December, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Lee's work has been recognized by numerous competitions and “Call for Scores”, including American Prize, Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award, Soundstreams Emerging Composer Workshop, Florence String Quartet Competition, Valencia International Performance Academy & Festival, IV Rieti Elettroacustica Festival, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Chang-Ak Competition, SIME International Electroacoustic Music Competition, SEAMUS, Musinfo Opus-centrum, Bozzini_Lab Montreal Workshop, Florida Contemporary Music Festival, Bateau-Lavoir Electroacoustics, MAR12 Concierto1 Festival Ex Nihilo/Sonosíntesis, SPLICE 2017, Cicada Consort, N_SEME, Radio Transmission Art Pieces (New York 90.7-FM), Busan International Modern Dance Festival, and SCI Region Conferences, among many others. Additionally, Joungmin's music has been featured by the JACK Quartet, Mivos Quartet, PARMA Recordings LLC, Ascanio Quartet, Transient Canvas, the Midwest Composers Symposium, UI Dance and International Writing Program Collaboration, and Seoul Arts Center. Currently he is pursuing the DMA composition at The Ohio State University with Dr. Thomas Wells. He holds degrees from New York University (M.Mus in music technology). Joungmin has studied with David Gompper, Josh Levine, Bryan Haaheim, Hyunsook Choi, Dafna Naphtali, Elainie lillios, and Per Bloland.

Compositions

Vexatious



Performed by The JACK Quartet on Dec 4, 2015