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Okkyung Lee

Okkyung Lee (US/KR) is a cellist, composer, and improviser who moves freely between artistic disciples and contingencies. She holds a Master’s degree in Contemporary Improvisation from New England Conservatory of Music. Since moving to New York in 2000 she has worked in disparate contexts as a solo artist and collaborator with creators in a wide range of disciplines. Originally from South Korea, Lee has taken a broad array of inspirations—including noise, improvisation, jazz, western classical, and traditional and popular Korean music—and used them to forge a highly distinctive approach. Her curiosity and a determined sense of exploration guide the work she has made in disparate contexts.


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