DONGRYUL LEE


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I learned a lot about the sonic characteristics of music, and how musical techniques and conventions evolved.”

Professor Lee's enthusiastic attitude. He was also great at explaining stuff.”

“Dongryul was very helpful and accommodating, and he made sure that students from all levels of musical background were getting a lot out of the course.



– Course Evaluation notes from students
MUSI103, Introduction to Music: Materials and Design, The University of Chicago, Spring 2021



Ranked as “Excellent” by Students, Aural Skills I and III
Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning
Spring/2015, Spring/2016, The University of Illinois Urbana Champaign


COMPOSITION/RESEARCH

On Goethe's Garden:36 min. video lecture on the algorithmic process of controlling time and frequencies by using the Chaotic Dynamical System in my composition, Goethe’s Garden for two pianos tuned a quarter-tone apart (May 2021)



A Presentation on the acoustical models of bell sounds and the modelling of virtual bell shapes and their spectra by synthesizing engineering physics and campanology with music, by using the Finite Element Method (FEM) technique.
A DMA dissertation presentation at the IRCAM Forum Workshops, "Spatialization, Orchestration, Perception, hors les murs"
Montreal (online), February 4–5–6 and 11–12, 2021



MUSICIANSHIP/AURAL SKILLS

Interval Training - P4 in Aural Skills(Making Intervals Independent)



MUSIC THEORY

Tritone in Music Theory and History

This is my lecture on the Tritone in Music Theory which runs about 35 min. (Sectional link in comment)
It covers the following topics:
- Tritone in Different Tuning Systems
- Tritone in Counterpoint
- Tritone in Messiaen
- Tritone in the Overtone Series
- Tritone in Hindemith
- Tritone in Functional Harmony
- Tritone in Mussorgsky
- Tritone in Wagner
- Tritone in Rage Against the Machine
- Tritone In Jazz Harmony: Tritone Substitution


Complex Rhythmic Layers in Ferneyhough's Music


BPM calculation and Metric Modulation


Circle of Fifths in Music Theory



COMPUTER MUSIC

SuperCollider Fundamentals 1



ACOUSTICAL PHYSICS OF MUSIC

Loudness, Decibel, and Sound Intensity Level in Acoustics and Music