13th July 2012
O’ is pleased to present on friday july the 13th, Okkyung Lee, in a solo cello performance.
A native of Korea, Lee has been developing her own voice in a contemporary cello performance, improvisation and composition for more than a decade. Without being bound any specific genre or style, her unique blend of music is drawn out of classical, jazz, sounds, Korean traditional and pop music, noise with extended techniques.
Based in New York since 2000, Okkyung has released several albums both in the States and Europe: two album as a leader, "Nihm" and "Noisy Love Songs (for George Dyer)", both on Tzadik; duo album "Anicca" with legendary English vocalist Phil Minton for Dancing Wayang; "The Bleeding Edge" with saxophonist Evan Parker and trumpeter Peter Evans on Psi; solo cello album "I Saw The Ghost Of An Unknown Soul And It Said..." on Ecstatic Peace!; duo recording with turntablist Christian Marclay, "Rubbings" on My Cat Is An Alien (LP)/A Silnet Place (CD).
In addition to giving solo concerts and collaborative concerts, currently she is involved with many exciting groups, most recently with Vijay Iyer and Mike Ladd’s politically charged “Holding it Down”, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith’s “Organic”, “6ix”, a collective large ensemble with Urs Leimgruber, Jacques Demierre, Dorothea Schürch, Thomas Lehn and Roger Turner, and a collective trio with trumpeter Axel Dörner and pianist Achim Kaufmann. Also she has worked with many visual artists and choreographers developing multi-disciplinary performances that were presented at Dance Theater Workshop, Issue Project Room and The Kitchen in New York.
Her versatility as a cellist has led Okkyung to work with numerous artists from many different facets of music such as Laurie Anderson, David Berhman, John Butcher, Nels Cline, Chris Corsano, John Edwards, Fred Frith, Carlos Giffoni, John Hollenbeck, Paul Lytton, Lasse Marhaug, Thurston Moore, Ikue Mori, Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris, Marina Rosenfeld, Jim o'Rourke, Tyshawn Sorey, Craig Taborn, John Tilbury, C Spencer Yeh and John Zorn to name a few.
She has received a composer commission from New York State Council On The Arts in 2007 and Foundation For Contemporary Arts Grant in 2010.
Okkyung holds dual bachelor's degrees in Film Scoring/Contemporary Writing & Production from Berklee College Of Music, and master's degree in Contemporary Improvisation from New England Conservatory Of Music.
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