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The Princeton University Orchestra and the Princeton University Glee Club come together for a program that includes Alexander Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances and Gustav Holst’s monumental Planets alongside a brand new work for orchestra and choir by Department alumna award-winning composer Bora Yoon.

“[Bora Yoon is] one of the most exciting creators working in the field of sound and performance today.”– Creators Project

Alexander Borodin Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor

Bora Yoon New Work for Orchestra & Choir

Gustav Holst The Planets, Op. 32


Korean-American composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Bora Yoon is an interdisciplinary artist who conjures audiovisual soundscapes using digital devices, voice and found objects and instruments from a variety of cultures and historical centuries –  to formulate an audiovisual storytelling through music, movement and sound.

Featured on the front-page of the Wall Street Journal and in the National Endowment for the Arts podcast for her musical innovations, Yoon’s music has been presented at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Singapore Arts Festival, the Nam Jun Paik Art Center (South Korea), the TED stage, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Banff Centre for Art and Creativity, MADE Festival (Sweden), Festival of World Cultures (Poland), Walker Art Center, Broad Museum (LA), Park Avenue Armory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and universities and performing arts centers worldwide.

From full symphonic and choral works, to performing solo on the TED stage as a vocalist/multi-instrumentalist– to advertising and corporate collaborations, to music for dance, theater, film, multimedia performance, site-specific works with architecture, and new media, Yoon’s work resonates with a wide and diverse range of genres, industries, communities, and collaborators including DJ Spooky, Samsung Telecommunications America, Samsung Anycall (Korea), Harlem-born poet Sekou Sundiata (The 51st (dream) state), Iceland-based electronic producer Ben Frost, French-Canadian director/choreographer Noémie Lafrance, Chinese choreographer Yin Mei Dance, SYMPHO directed by Paul Haas, Bang On A Can, International Contemporary Ensemble, indie-guitarist Kaki King, live graphics artist Joshue Ott, wax phonograph artist Aleks Kolkowski, visual artist Ann Hamilton (event of a thread), South Korean kinetic sculptor U-Ram Choe, filmmaker H. Paul Moon (Zen Violence Films), filmmaker Adam Larsen, Ellen Fullman (creator of the Long String Instrument), and NPR / WNYC’s Jad Abumrad (Radiolab).

Yoon composed the original score to Haruki Murakami’s “Wind Up Bird Chronicle” directed by Stephen Earnhart (presented at the Edinburgh International Festival, Singapore Arts Festival; commissioned by Asia Society); created the music for podcast MIGRATION WATCH [Wire Magazine UK], and docufilm “Faces of Seoul” by Gina Kim. 

Yoon has composed new works for Sympho, Metropolis Ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, Sō Percussion, the NJ Symphony Orchestra, Musica Viva, Voices of Ascension Chorus & Orchestra, Young People’s Chorus of New York, Modern Medieval, Claire Chase, and the SAYAKA Ladies Consort of Tokyo.  Recordings are available through INNOVA Recordings, Journal of Popular Noise, MIT Press, (gr)Albums, and Naxos — with select scores available through Boosey & Hawkes. 

As a composer/performer, she created and performed in 2-person opera Sunken Cathedral (produced by Beth Morrison Projects and HERE Art Center, PROTOTYPE Festival) with Korean traditional dance and drumming artist Vong Pak; and collaborates with data artist R. Luke DuBois (bitforms Gallery) in continually evolving explorations of technology and art.  Forthcoming segments include new interactive gesture performance integrating Mi.Mu glove controllers, with gesture, voice, and hybrid new media performance.

Bora Yoon has been awarded a Music/Sound fellowship with the New York Foundation for the Arts, United Artists Initiative, Asian American Arts Alliance, a recording grant from the Sorel Organization for Women Composers, and most recently received a 2020 Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and New Music USA project grant — and been a resident artist at institutions including Park Avenue Armory, Ringling Museum, the Hermitage, HERE Arts / PROTOTYPE, LEMUR, and Harvestworks Digital Media, and Virginia Tech.  Classically trained and steeped in a first love of choral music, Yoon is fascinated by the intersection of space and sound, maps, human Venn diagrams, handsome sounding kitchenware, sonorities, and the pulleys and strings that hold everything together.   In all endeavors, she seeks to foster innovation of form in the arts, and its larger resonance in society.

Upcoming projects include new works for the high-density wavefield synthesis arrays at EMPAC – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. percussionists Steve Schick, Ji Hye Jung, So Percussion; and a new developing Asian opera supported by OPERA AMERICA, workshopping in 2022.


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Michael Pratt, Director, Princeton University Orchestra

Gabriel Crouch, Director, Princeton University Glee Club

Bora Yoon

Korean-American composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Bora Yoon is an interdisciplinary artist who conjures audiovisual soundscapes using digital devices, voice and found objects and instruments from a variety of cultures and historical centuries –  to formulate an audiovisual storytelling through music, movement and sound.

Featured on the front-page of the Wall Street Journal and in the National Endowment for the Arts podcast for her musical innovations, Yoon’s music has been presented at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Singapore Arts Festival, the Nam Jun Paik Art Center (South Korea), the TED stage, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Banff Centre for Art and Creativity, MADE Festival (Sweden), Festival of World Cultures (Poland), Walker Art Center, Broad Museum (LA), Park Avenue Armory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and universities and performing arts centers worldwide.

From full symphonic and choral works, to performing solo on the TED stage as a vocalist/multi-instrumentalist– to advertising and corporate collaborations, to music for dance, theater, film, multimedia performance, site-specific works with architecture, and new media, Yoon’s work resonates with a wide and diverse range of genres, industries, communities, and collaborators including DJ Spooky, Samsung Telecommunications America, Samsung Anycall (Korea), Harlem-born poet Sekou Sundiata (The 51st (dream) state), Iceland-based electronic producer Ben Frost, French-Canadian director/choreographer Noémie Lafrance, Chinese choreographer Yin Mei Dance, SYMPHO directed by Paul Haas, Bang On A Can, International Contemporary Ensemble, indie-guitarist Kaki King, live graphics artist Joshue Ott, wax phonograph artist Aleks Kolkowski, visual artist Ann Hamilton (event of a thread), South Korean kinetic sculptor U-Ram Choe, filmmaker H. Paul Moon (Zen Violence Films), filmmaker Adam Larsen, Ellen Fullman (creator of the Long String Instrument), and NPR / WNYC’s Jad Abumrad (Radiolab).

Yoon composed the original score to Haruki Murakami’s “Wind Up Bird Chronicle” directed by Stephen Earnhart (presented at the Edinburgh International Festival, Singapore Arts Festival; commissioned by Asia Society); created the music for podcast MIGRATION WATCH [Wire Magazine UK], and docufilm “Faces of Seoul” by Gina Kim. 

Yoon has composed new works for Sympho, Metropolis Ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, Sō Percussion, the NJ Symphony Orchestra, Musica Viva, Voices of Ascension Chorus & Orchestra, Young People’s Chorus of New York, Modern Medieval, Claire Chase, and the SAYAKA Ladies Consort of Tokyo.  Recordings are available through INNOVA Recordings, Journal of Popular Noise, MIT Press, (gr)Albums, and Naxos — with select scores available through Boosey & Hawkes. 

As a composer/performer, she created and performed in 2-person opera Sunken Cathedral (produced by Beth Morrison Projects and HERE Art Center, PROTOTYPE Festival) with Korean traditional dance and drumming artist Vong Pak; and collaborates with data artist R. Luke DuBois (bitforms Gallery) in continually evolving explorations of technology and art.  Forthcoming segments include new interactive gesture performance integrating Mi.Mu glove controllers, with gesture, voice, and hybrid new media performance.

Bora Yoon has been awarded a Music/Sound fellowship with the New York Foundation for the Arts, United Artists Initiative, Asian American Arts Alliance, a recording grant from the Sorel Organization for Women Composers, and most recently received a 2020 Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and New Music USA project grant — and been a resident artist at institutions including Park Avenue Armory, Ringling Museum, the Hermitage, HERE Arts / PROTOTYPE, LEMUR, and Harvestworks Digital Media, and Virginia Tech.  Classically trained and steeped in a first love of choral music, Yoon is fascinated by the intersection of space and sound, maps, human Venn diagrams, handsome sounding kitchenware, sonorities, and the pulleys and strings that hold everything together.   In all endeavors, she seeks to foster innovation of form in the arts, and its larger resonance in society.

Upcoming projects include new works for the high-density wavefield synthesis arrays at EMPAC – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. percussionists Steve Schick, Ji Hye Jung, So Percussion; and a new developing Asian opera supported by OPERA AMERICA, workshopping in 2022.


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