OKKYUNG LEE at ROULETTE

Friday, April 8, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
 

Violins – Julianne Carney, Jennifer Choi, Cornelius Dufallo, Emilie-Anne Gendron, Pauline Kim Harris, Conrad Harris
Violas – Stephanie Griffin, William Hakim
Cellos – Hamilton Berry, Michael Haas
Bass – Stephan Crump
Percussion – Ches Smith

Loosely inspired by Michelangelo Antonioni’s masterpiece “L’Eclisse” and meant to accompany future video projects, these pieces will evoke the feeling of longing, time suspended in the air, misunderstandings of self (or selves) and fragility. 

Okkyung Lee, a New York-based artist and South Korea native, has created a body of work blurring genre boundaries through collaborations and compositions while pushing the limitation of contemporary cello performance techniques. Her music draws from noise and extended techniques, jazz, Western classical, and Korean traditional and popular music.

Since moving to New York in 2000, She has released more than 20 albums including the latest solo record Ghil produced by Lasse Marhaug on EditionsMego/Ideologic Organ, Noisy Love Songs (for George Dyer) on Tzadik.

She has performed and recorded with numerous artists from wide ranges such as Laurie Anderson, David Behrman, Mark Fell, Douglas Gordon, Jenny Hval, Vijay Iyer, Christian Marclay, Ikue Mori, Lawrence D “Butch” Morris, Marina Rosenfeld, Jim o’Rourke, Evan Parker, Wadada Leo Smith, C Spencer Yeh and John Zorn to name just a few.

Since 2010, she developed a site-specific duo project with New York based dancer/choreographer Michelle Boulé and currently is developing a video project. She has opened for a legendary experimental rock group Swans in May, 2015 in Northern Europe and UK. In 2015, Okkyung presented new compositions commissioned for members of London Sinfonietta as a part of Christian Marclay’s exhibit at White Cube Gallery in London.

[RESIDENCY] Okkyung Lee: Red Eclipse is made possible, in part, by the Jerome Foundation.

The Jerome Foundation, a long-time supporter of young composers, was a mainstay in Roulette’s early development and continues to help us fulfill our mission by presenting ambitious work by promising artists. Each year, the Jerome Foundation supports five artist residencies and four commissions at Roulette.