PhD in Composition; MMus (HONS) in Music Technology; Grad. Diploma in Art & Tech; BA in Theology
MR008 School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture, University of Aberdeen MacRobert Building King's College Aberdeen AB24 5UA
A Korean Composer and sound artist, Suk-Jun Kim has his music published by ICMC, IMEB, and SEAMUS, and M&R.Kim has published two books, "Humming" by Bloomsbury and "Hasla" by Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg. His humming project has produced a solo CD titled "Humming" in 2019. His research also focuses on sound studies, immersive sound, phenomenological approaches to the aesthetics of electroacoustic music, space and place among others. Kim is full professor and personal chair of Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art and Director of Postgraduate Research, LLMVC at the University of Aberdeen. In 2014, he co-founded and is the director of sonADA (Sound Arts Days in Aberdeen), an experimental music festival in Aberdeen, UK.
- Director of Postgraduate Research, School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture
Prizes and Awards
His music has received a number of international awards: Métamorphoses (Biennale Acousmatic Composition Competition in Belgium: 2000 & 2008), Regional Composition Prize at 2008 ICMC in Belfast, Concurso International de Música Electroacústica Såo Paulo (CIMESP: 2007), Bourges International Competition (2001),and mentions and finalists in MUSICA VIVA (2005) and MUSICA NOVA (2002 & 2005).
Kim also received commissions from the Bourges commissions (2002, 2006 & 2009), SpACE-Net in UK (2007), and has been a resident composer at Bourges (2004, 2007 & 2009), Visby International Centre for Composer, Sweden (2007 and 2015), Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida (2007), and MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire (2008). Kim was a resident composer at Artists-in-Berlin, DAAD, Germany (2009).
- Immersive sound for VR/AR/XR/MR
- Aurality of scientific epistemologies
- Audienceship in the twenty-first century
- Sound studies
- Sound and knowing
- Electroacoustic music
- Sound art
I am currently accepting PhDs in Music.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.
- Sonic Arts
- Electronic Music
- Music Technology
- Music Composition
Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.
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빙빙: Being BeingNon-textual Forms: Compositions
Home-البيت-집: Syrian Humming Project: Third ResponsesNon-textual Forms: Compositions
(c)ovid's MetamorphosesNon-textual Forms: Compositions
We Are The Primitives of A New Era: Immersive VR WorkNon-textual Forms: Compositions
An Audible Witness to HistoryNon-textual Forms: Exhibitions
- [ONLINE] Exhibition Website (English)
- [ONLINE] Sound Museum Description
- [ONLINE] https://vrtopos.com/portfolio/acoustic-theater/
Impulse of Air: Sensing-based AR Sound InstallationNon-textual Forms: Exhibitions
- [ONLINE] System Workflow of Impulse of Air
Humming: Electroacoustic music (musical CD)Non-textual Forms: Compositions
Crowd-sourcing the sounds of places with a web-based evolutionary algorithmChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
- [ONLINE] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3319619.3322028
- [ONLINE] View publication in Scopus
HummingBloomsbury, New York. 176 pagesBooks and Reports: Books
The Specters of 1948Non-textual Forms: Compositions
- [ONLINE] News article on the project.
- [ONLINE] Exhibition/performance event site.