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  • Live Electronics @ 104 CENTQUATRE, Paris, FR

    'Untitles' for Live Electronics, presented with Acousmonium by GRM

    Time: 17/Jan/2020 20:30

    Location: 104 CENTQUATRE, 5 rue Curial, 75019



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    Residency and performance with Petra Strahovnik

    Torek, 25.2. ob 20.00: Kino Šiška, Ljubljana

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  • THE SPACE IN SOUND @ Lighthouse, Brighton, UK

    'Untitles' for Live Electronics with PENTACLE system

    Time: 25/Mar/2020 12:30 Symposium, 20:15 Concert


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Ji Youn Kang, born in Seoul, South Korea in 1977, studied Music Composition at the Chu-Gye University of the Arts from 1998 to 2002 under Yong Shil Park. She moved to the Netherlands in 2006, and in 2008  achieved her master’s degree in Sonology 2nd phase in the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague under Paul Berg, and  expanded her knowledge in Electronic music and Music composition. From 2009 to 2011, she continued studying Composition at Conservatorium van Amsterdam under Wim Henderickx and Jorrit Tamminga, where she achieved her second Master’s degree and explored more on composing instruments and electronics


Most of her music pieces have been composed based on the rites of Korean Shamanism, and many of them were written for Wave Field Synthesis System (192 loudspeakers) playback, exploring the relationship between musical and physical spaces. At the same time she has been composing live electronic pieces for both traditional and non-traditional instruments, ranging from a solo instrument to a large orchestra, exploring mostly the primitive, empowering rhythmical elements and the noisy sound sources that the Korean ritual music involves.

She is also active as a solo performer mainly seeking for the ways to combine three different sound areas on stage; acoustic instruments, analog and digital sound with handmade analog synthesizers with live processing on laptop. For more information as a performer, visit here.

 She is also working with other composers as a sound designer and  music technician, creating electronic patches and sounds for their compositions.


 Her pieces have been played in many different places and festivals including La Biennale di Venezia in Italy, the Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Rewire Festival, Sonic Acts, STRP, TodaysArt, ModernBody, International Film Festival Rotterdam in the Netherlands, Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt in Germany, Sonar in Spain, Festival Archipel in Switzerland, sonADA in United Kingdom, SICMF in South Korea, Time of Music in Finland and Royaumont, Synthesis in France


Currently she is working as a freelence composer, and is also one of the staff members in Institute of Sonology, giving a course on 'Spatial music composition for WFS system.' She is also one of the board members of Game of Life Foundation(WFS System) and Conlon Foundation(midified musical instruments).

More  information about her music and works can be found in other pages.

Download Full CV (updated in March 2019)



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