Dr Suk-Jun Kim

Dr Suk-Jun Kim
PhD in Composition; MMus (HONS) in Music Technology; Grad. Diploma in Art & Tech; BA in Theology

Senior Lecturer

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Dr Suk-Jun Kim
Dr Suk-Jun Kim

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Biography

A Korean Composer and sound artist, Suk-Jun Kim’s music focuses mainly on the sense of places that are fantastic, imaginary, magical, and realistic, where listeners can visit, stop by, and dwell on. 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), ASCAP/SEAMUS Student Commission Competition (2001) as well as mentions and finalists in MUSICA VIVA (2005) and MUSICA NOVA (2002 & 2005). Kim also received commissions from the 2006 World Cup in Germany (2006), Bourges commissions (2002, 2006 & 2009), SpACE-Net in UK (2007), QUB Silver Collection Soundscape Commission from Belfast (2007), and ASCAP/SEAMUS (2001) and has been a resident composer at Bourges (2004, 2007 & 2009), Visby International Centre for Composer, Sweden (2007), Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida (2007), MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire (2008), and Artists-in-Berlin, DAAD, Germany (2009). Kim’s music has been published by ICMC, IMEB, and SEAMUS, and M&R.Kim has published two books, "Humming" by Bloomsbury and "Hasla" by Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg. His research also focuses on sound studies, immersive sound, phenomenological approaches to the aesthetics of electroacoustic music, space and place among others.Kim is a senior lecture in Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art and Director of Postgraduate Research, School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture 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.


Internal Memberships and Affiliations

  • Director of Postgraduate Research, School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Cuture
  • REF Lead (UoA 33)
Research

Research Overview

 

  • Humming
  • 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
Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

  • MU1538 Digital Musicianship
  • MU3050 Music and Brain
  • MU3523 Theory and Practice of Experimental Music
  • MU4504/5506 Voice and the Machine
  • MU5009 A Survey of Sonic Arts
  • MU5010 Creative Coding and Technology
  • MU5507 Sound Design and Processing
  • MU4507/5509 Sound Design for Film and New Media
Publications

Publications 

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  • We Are The Primitives of A New Era: Immersive VR Work

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Compositions

  • Crowd-sourcing the sounds of places with a web-based evolutionary algorithm

    Brownlee, A. E., Kim, S. J., Wang, S. H., Chan, S., Lawson, J. A.

    GECCO 2019 Companion - Proceedings of the 2019 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc pp. 131-132, 2 pages.

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings

  • The Hum III for Brass Pots and Live Coding

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Performances

  • The Hum II for Brass Pots and Live Coding

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Compositions

  • A Question

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Compositions

  • Humming Pots (sonADA Ver.)

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Compositions

  • Sealed to Become

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Compositions

  • Take to the Air

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Compositions

  • Thin Lines

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Compositions

  • This Hum (Yet Not a Hum)

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Compositions

  • The Hum I for Baritone Saxophone and Live Electronics

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Compositions

  • Four Landscapes

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Compositions

  • Aberdeen Laughing: An audiovisual installation

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Exhibitions

  • The Pagan's Feast

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Compositions

  • The Passion

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Compositions

  • The Point is This

    Kim, S., Newland, I.

    Non-textual Forms: Compositions

  • Voscillation

    Kim, S., Newland, I.

    Non-textual Forms: Compositions

  • Waiting for Oona

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Compositions

  • Being Persistently in Place I: Union St., Aberdeen

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Performances

  • Of the Caladrius

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Compositions

  • Of the Owl

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Compositions

  • Of the Wolf

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Compositions

  • Three Types of Engagement with Place Through Acousmatic Listening and Composition

    Kim, S., Stollery, P., Whyte, R.

    Taking Part in Music. Russell, I., Ingram, C. (eds.). University of Aberdeen, Elphinstone Institute, 15 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Aberdeen Humming

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Exhibitions

  • Down and Up

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Exhibitions

  • Three Cities (Intermedia Installation)

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Exhibitions

  • Three Returns

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Compositions

  • Different Passings

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Compositions

  • Time felt and places imaged in my compositions

    Kim, S.

    kunsttexte.de, vol. Auditive Persoektiven - Künstlerische Forschung, no. 2

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • A Critique on Pierre Schaeffer’s Phenomenological Approaches: Based on the Acousmatic and Reduced Listening

    Kim, S.

    Proceedings of the International Conference Pierre Schaeffer: mediArt. Ziherl, J. (ed.). Muzej moderne i suvremene umjetnosti/Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, pp. 123-133, 11 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Hasla

    Kim, S.

    Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany. 88 pages

    Books and Reports: Books

  • Acousmatic reasoning: an organised listening with imagination

    Kim, S.

    Contributions to Conferences: Papers

  • Imaginal listening: a quaternary framework for listening to electroacoustic music and phenomena of sound-images

    Kim, S.

    Organised Sound, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 43-53

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Painting Nahhamu

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Compositions

  • On the Way to Fwarrheu

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Compositions

  • Talk to Us!

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Compositions

  • Welcome to Hasla

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Compositions

  • Corresponding

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Compositions

  • Igeori, Jeogeori, Gakgeori

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Compositions

  • Kotmun (A Gate of Flowers)

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Compositions

  • What the Bird Saw

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Compositions

  • Samul: Jing

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Compositions

  • Gaesim

    Kim, S.

    Non-textual Forms: Compositions

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