Okkyung Lee

Okkyung Lee

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Okkyung Lee
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Cellist Okkyung Lee is one of the most dynamic forces in improvised music today, a fearless and powerful performer whose playing incorporates a love of noise, extended technique and elements from the outer fringes of contemporary composition.
A native of Korea, Okkyung Lee has been devel­op­ing her own voice in a con­tem­po­rary cello per­for­mance and impro­vi­sa­tion. Using her clas­si­cal train­ing as a spring­board, she incor­po­rates jazz, sounds, Korean tra­di­tional music, and noise with extended techniques.
Since mov­ing to New York in 2000, she has per­formed and recorded with numer­ous artists such as Derek Bai­ley, Jaap Blonk, Nels Cline, Anthony Cole­man, Mark Dresser, Shel­ley Hirsch, Susie Ibarra, Vijay Iyer, Eyvind Kang, Alonzo King, Chris­t­ian Mar­clay, Raz Mesinai, Min Xiao-Fen, Thurston Moore, Ikue Mori, Lawrence D. “Butch” Mor­ris, Jim O’Rourke, Zeena Parkins, Marc Ribot, Marina Rosen­feld, Elliott Sharp and John Zorn to name a few.
Okkyung holds dual bachelor’s degrees in film scoring/contemporary writ­ing & pro­duc­tion from Berklee Col­lege of Music, and master’s degree in con­tem­po­rary impro­vi­sa­tion from New Eng­land Con­ser­va­tory of Music.
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Okkyung Lee Discography

Albums

OPX LP7 Okkyung Lee & Christian Marclay / My Cat Is An Alien Okkyung Lee & Christian Marclay / My Cat Is An Alien - From The Earth To The Spheres Vol. 7 (Album) Opax OPX LP7 US 2005 Sell This Version
TZ 7715 Okkyung Lee Nihm(CD, Album) Tzadik TZ 7715 US 2005 Sell This Version
E#92b Okkyung Lee I Saw The Ghost Of An Unknown Soul And It Said...(LP, Album) Ecstatic Peace! E#92b US 2008 Sell This Version
5002 Okkyung Lee / Peter Evans (2) / Steve Beresford Okkyung Lee / Peter Evans (2) / Steve Beresford - Check For Monsters(CD, Album) Emanem 5002 UK 2009 Sell This Version
TZ 7724 Okkyung Lee Noisy Love Songs(CD, Album) Tzadik TZ 7724 US 2010 Sell This Version
DWR006 Okkyung Lee & Phil Minton Okkyung Lee & Phil Minton - Anicca Dancing Wayang DWR006 UK 2011 Sell This Version
psi 11.10 Parker* / Lee* / Evans* Parker* / Lee* / Evans* - The Bleeding Edge(CD, Album) psi (3) psi 11.10 UK 2011 Sell This Version
FTR069 Anla Courtis, Okkyung Lee, C. Spencer Yeh, Jon Wesseltoft Anla Courtis, Okkyung Lee, C. Spencer Yeh, Jon Wesseltoft - Cold / Burn Feeding Tube Records FTR069 US 2012 Sell This Version
SOMA012 Okkyung Lee Ghil (Album) Ideologic Organ SOMA012 Austria 2013 Sell This Version
SFT 021 C. Spencer Yeh, Okkyung Lee, Lasse Marhaug C. Spencer Yeh, Okkyung Lee, Lasse Marhaug - Wake Up Awesome (Album) Software (2) SFT 021 US 2013 Sell This Version
LJCD 5255 Lisa Ullén, Nina de Heney, Okkyung Lee Lisa Ullén, Nina de Heney, Okkyung Lee - Look Right(CD, Album) LJ Records (2) LJCD 5255 Sweden 2013 Sell This Version
3 John Edwards, Okkyung Lee John Edwards, Okkyung Lee - White Cable, Black Wires(CD, Album, Ltd) Fataka 3 UK 2013 Sell This Version
CD LR 708 Frank Gratkowski, Achim Kaufmann, Wilbert de Joode, Okkyung Lee, Richard Barrett, Tony Buck : SKEIN (2) Frank Gratkowski, Achim Kaufmann, Wilbert de Joode, Okkyung Lee, Richard Barrett, Tony Buck : SKEIN (2) - SKEIN(CD, Album) Leo Records CD LR 708 UK 2014 Sell This Version
TROKAAN 01 Axel Dörner, Okkyung Lee, Achim Kaufmann Axel Dörner, Okkyung Lee, Achim Kaufmann - Precipitates(CD, Album, Ltd, Num) Trokaan TROKAAN 01 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
HOL 063 Jon Wesseltoft, Okkyung Lee Jon Wesseltoft, Okkyung Lee - Piper(LP, S/Sided, Ltd) Holidays Records HOL 063 Italy 2014 Sell This Version
OM41 Okkyung Lee, Chris Corsano, Bill Nace Okkyung Lee, Chris Corsano, Bill Nace - Live At Stone(LP, Ltd) Open Mouth OM41 US 2015 Sell This Version
TTW#79 Mark Fell Featuring Rhodri Davies, Okkyung Lee Mark Fell Featuring Rhodri Davies, Okkyung Lee - A Pattern For Becoming(Cass, Ltd) The Tapeworm TTW#79 UK 2015 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

art004 Okkyung Lee 57 Answers(File, FLAC) Audition Records art004 Germany & Switzerland 2013