Dr Suk-Jun Kim

Dr Suk-Jun Kim
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


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’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),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), 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 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). 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 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 a senior lecture in 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.

Internal Memberships

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

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

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