DONGRYUL LEE


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“Alluring, sparkling, thoughtful, and carefully crafted”

“깊은 생각과 장인 정신으로 빚어진, 매혹적이며 반짝이는 음악”
– Augusta Read Thomas (Director of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition)



Original handwritten score, TIMESTORY, Book II (2021–23) for Orchestra

Described as “Entirely fresh yet somehow natural in its unfolding,” Seoul-born Chicago based composer Dongryul Lee seeks to write music that is deeply oriented around the acoustical nature of sounds and virtuosic classical performance practice, to create profound aural experiences with both dramaturgy and pathos. He finds inspirations in spiritual, literary, and scientific elements, encompassing a diverse range of topics from Borgesian poetics to Number Theory. Read full bio   소개글 읽기




TIMESTORY


1. Motuum Cælestium
2. Star  flies         over                 dark                            matter (at 9:56)

Commissioned by the Center for Contemporary Composition at the University of Chicago
The Grossman Ensemble, Vimbayi Kaziboni, conductor
The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago, December 3 2021





MEDIA



A finite island in the infinite ocean for solo violin, Miranda Cuckson
Fromm Concerts online at Harvard, April 16, 2021

Video Interview with Anne Shreffler and Miranda Cuckson,
Fromm Concerts online at Harvard, April 16, 2021


Le Tombeau de Harvey for solo piano, Ariel Mo
Live recording from the world premiere
Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, January 2022

Le Tombeau de Harvey for solo piano, Balázs KÁLVIN, Bartók World Competition (first half only)
Finalist Gala ConcertGrand Hall, Liszt Academy, Budapest, Hungary, Nov 2018


Lessons on Light and Darkness for solo piano, Eugenia Jeong
Concert Stream – SOUND/SITES, A co-presentation of UChicago Presents and the Department of Music, Nov 2021

Unsmeared, Like a Bodiless Horn for horn and cello
Matthew Oliphant, horn, Hannah Collins, cello
Commissioned by the Center for Contemporary Composition at the University of Chicago, Mar 2021


Goethe's Garden for 2 pianos tuned a quarter tone apart
V. gleichsam auf einer geistigen Leiter–as on a spiritual ladder
The 21st Century Piano Competition Concert, Hanah Choi / Hanqian Zhu, piano, Krannert Center, Feb 2017

On Goethe's Garden
36 min. video lecture-presentation on Goethe's Garden, May 2021


“Quaerendo Invenietis,” first movement from Unending Rose for string quartet
Nov 2018, Jupiter Quartet, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, US

Dawn Chorus performed by Axiom Brass
Recording Session, University of Chicago Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL, May 23, 2021





VIDEO w/ SCORE


“Quaerendo Invenietis,” first movement from Unending Rose
The Jupiter String Quartet, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Urbana, US, Nov 2018


Entanglement (2014) for alto saxophone and piano
Hyung-Ryoul Kim, alto saxophone
Tomoko Ono, piano

Urbana, US, April 2014

Transcendentals for 19 instruments
I. ephemerals
II. organum
Illinois Modern Ensemble, Stephen Andrew Taylor, Conductor
Smith Recital Hall, Urbana, Nov 16, 2016



Parastrata (2015) for pierrot ensemble
2017 Conference Ensemble at Wellesley College, Jewett Auditorium, Wellesley, MA, July 2017

Lotus on Dense Orbit (2011) for piano and computer-generated sound, ca. 13 min. (Recording includes only the first half)
Brendan White, piano, Ciminelli Hall, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, US, Oct 2011





UPCOMING EVENTS (2022–)

Hyperion Song for soprano and 9 instruments (world premiere)
Commissioned by the Callithumpian Consort with additional funding provided by Jeffrey Duryea
the Callithumpian Consort season 2022-2023

[new work] for soprano and piano quintet
Commissioned by Ensemble Nouvelle Vague

[new work] for solo piano
Commissioned by Ariel Mo

[ TIMESTORY, Book II ] for Orchestra (2021-23)





RESEARCH


A Thousand Bells: Acoustical Implementation of Bell Spectra Using the Finite Element Method and Its Compositional Realization (DMA dissertation, deposited in September 2020)




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