Joungmin Lee

Joungmin Lee is a composer, choral conductor and digital music artist focusing on acoustic and electro-acoustic music with interdisciplinary approaches. Lee’s music is an experimentalist endeavor in pursuit of innovative sound both in instrumental and digital worlds. He attempts to make this happen with several means including spectral techniques, computer music or any combination of these trends. Seeing a new stage being formed always excites him. It will be where he will fully unleash the potential of each instrument and harmonize the uniqueness of each to create progressive and futuristic sound. Also, Lee is seeking a unified combination of the cacophony and desultoriness of sound--or ways to create different timbres with the same instruments widely employed by other performers and composers. Lee is a recipient of the Best Experimental Classical Recording of Clouzine International Music Awards published by the Billboard Charts and Gold & Silver Medal-winning composer of Global Music Awards for his string quartet ‘Vexatious’. More than 33,000 people from the world over representing all genres (classical, pop, rock, jazz, country, etc.,) seek to win these awards every year. They have been published by Echofluxx 17 and ABLAZE Records on Hong Kong New Music Ensemble Live from Prague Vol. 1, 31st volume of the SCI CD Series, and his electroacoustic pieces, ‘Heterogeneous’ & ‘3 Sounds’, were released by ABLAZE Records on Electronic Masters Vol.5 & 7 discs. Lee’s music has been performed in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, and his works have been recognized and presented by numerous awards, competitions, “call for scores”, and invited music festival including American Prize, Global Music Award, Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award, Prague CD project Award, June in Buffalo, MAR12 Concierto1 Festival Ex Nihilo/Sonosíntesis, Sydney International Composers Concerts, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, SEAMUS, Keep Composers Weird in Austin & Melbourne, Busan International Modern Dance Festival, Florence String Quartet Competition, Chang-Ak Competition, SIME International Electroacoustic Music Competition, Musinfo Opus-centrum, Bateau-Lavoir Electroacoustics, Cicada Consort, N_SEME, Radio Transmission Art Pieces, SCI Region Conferences, UI Dance and International Writing Program Collaboration, and among many others. Lee has also received commissions from Melbourne ensemble Rubiks Collective, Connecticut Summerfest, guest to present a lecture presentation at the 2017 SCI Region IV Student conference, “Orchestrating the 21st Century Orchestra” composer workshop at the Albany Symphony's American Music Festival, AMF Institute Composition Program, Connecticut Summerfest, Alba Music Festival Composition Program(Italy), RED NOTE Composition Workshop, Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium (OBFCS), Soundstreams Emerging Composer Workshop(Canada), Valencia International Performance Academy & Festival(Spain), SPLICE Institute, Bozzini_Lab Montreal Workshop(Canada), Florida Contemporary Music Festival, IV Rieti Elettroacustica Festival (France). Especially, recent his first orchestra work ‘Sanctuary Tree’ has received an IBLA GRAND PRIZE from IBLA FOUNDATION at 27th Annual International Music Competition as "Most Distinguished Musician." In addition, Lee's music has garnered acclaim through performances by the JACK Quartet, Mivos Quartet, Ensnmble Dal Niente, Ascanio Quartet, Xelana Duo, Transient Canvas, the Midwest Composers Symposium, OSU Symphony Orchestra, AGU (American Geophysical Union) Fall Meeting, Paralelní Polis, Auditorio del Centro Regional de Cultura Ocoyoacac (Mexico), Abrons Arts Center (New York), Seoul Arts Center (Korea), Riverside Recital Hall at University of Iowa, Auer Hall at Indiana University, Moody Concert Hall and Recital Hall at University of Alabama, Pitman Recital Hall at University of Oklahoma, Crown Concert Hall at Kyung Hee University (Korea), Teatro di Cestello (Italy), New York 90.7-FM, Battelle Fine Arts Center at Otterbein University, Weigel Hall at Ohio State University, Auditorium dei Poveri (Italy), Clube Militar de (Macau), Recital Hall at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Irons Recital Hall at University of Texas at Arlington, SOM Recital Hall at Louisiana State University, MUB at The University of Florida, Sangmyung Art Center (Korea), Listening Room - PAC 158 at St. Cloud State University, Keith Hall at Western Michigan University, SMPC at University of California, Museo della Città - Sala degli Arazzi (Italy), Two Birds in Melbourne, Morial Convention Center at New Orleans, Center for the Performing Arts at Illinois State University, and Berkman Recital Hall at University of Hartford. Currently, he is a DMA candidate in composition at The Ohio State University with Dr. Thomas Wells. He holds degrees from New York University (M.Mus in music technology). Lee has studied with David Gompper, Elainie lillios, and Hyunsook Choi.