Published: February 9, 2017
Total Running Time: 00:28:23
“I still love all the beautiful sounds of the cello as much as anybody, but it’s only when I play certain sounds I know the cello really presents who I am; not my emotions but who I am as a person.” —Okkyung Lee
Experience the thrilling improvisations of renowned cellist Okkyung Lee. A New York-based artist and South Korea native, Lee blurs genre boundaries through collaborations and compositions while pushing the limits of contemporary cello performance techniques. Her music draws from noise and extended techniques, jazz, Western classical, and Korean traditional and popular music. With a strikingly physical performance style that is both playful and ferociously intense, Lee brings audiences to exhilarating new territories of sound.
Okkyung Lee, cello, improvisation, live performance, Resonance, Kanbar Forum