updated 5 February 2013

Heera Kim

Korean composer born in 1976.

Heera Kim was born in South Korea in 1976. She studied composition and music theory at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, then traveled to Germany to study composition with York Höller in Cologne and electronic music with Hans Ulrich Humpert and in Karlsruhe with Wolfgang Rihm. She participated in numerous masterclasses, including the 2006 Young Composer Meeting 2006 in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, the 2009 Adadémie Acanthes in Metz, France, and the Darmstadt Summer Courses in 2006 and 2010. From 2011 to 2013 she participated in Cursus 1 and 2 (IRCAM’s composition and computer music course).

She has received multiple awards and honors, including the Forum Ost&West Composition Prize in 2001; the Ensemble for New Music Zurich Prize, the Walter Witte Prize, and the BMW Composition Musica Viva Prize in 2007; the Günter Bialas Prize in 2008; and the Berliner Opernpreis in 2010. She also was awarded a Stipendium des Freundeskreises Karlsruhe in 2008, a UNESCO-Aschberg fellowship in 2009, and the 2011-2012 Young Art Frontier Grant of the Arts Council Korea.

From 2008 to 2010, Kim held a residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska (USA). She has also held residencies in Germany (the Gedok-Atelierhaus in Lübeck, the Künstlerhaus in Schreyahn, and the Denkmalschmiede Höfgen in Grimma), in Sweden (Visby Centre for Composers, Gotland), in Switzerland (Villa Sträuli in Winterthur), and in Austria (RONDO/Marienmühle Studio, Graz). She was a resident at the Cité internationale des Arts in Paris, France, in 2011-2012.

Her work has been performed by many ensembles, including the Ensemble for New Music Zurich, Eriprij Apeldoorn, and Oktopus Munich, as well as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre National de Lorraine, which respectively premiered Ex abrupto and Re (both in 2009).

In May 2010 her first opera, Der Unfall, premiered at the Neuköllner Oper Berlin. In October 2010 the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Pascal Rophé, performed Namok. In September 2012, a “concept-opera” titled Fragment premiered at the Seoul Arts Center Jayu Theatern. In June 2013 Things We Said Today premiered at IRCAM’s ManiFeste festival/academy.

Sources

Site personnel de Heera Kim (voir ressources).

  • Solo (excluding voice)
  • Chamber music
    • ...peu à peu... for violin and viola (2008), 8 mn
    • Durchleuchtet for three recorders (2008), 8 mn
    • schwebend... for small set (2008), 10 mn
    • Pan for small set (2009), 8 mn
    • The Art of Shading for alto saxophone and trumpet (2009), 9 mn
    • Undo for piano four hands (2009), 12 mn
    • Zoom for trio with piano (2009), 7 mn
    • Mal-Sprache for string quartet (2010), 8 mn
    • Minuscape for small set (2010), 12 mn
    • elec Muster Music for Kika Nicolela's Project , for ensemble (2010), 10 mn
    • Sai [ʃa:i] for flute, clarinet, violin and cello (2010), 8 mn
    • Filmmusik music for a film by Florian Haag, for bass clarinet, trumpet and cello (2011)
    • Trio for bass clarinet, cello and piano (2013)
  • Instrumental ensemble music
    • Monochrom for harmony orchestra (2008), 8 mn
    • Re for orchestra (2009), 10 mn
    • Kyeol for chamber orchestra (2010), 13 mn
    • Namok for orchestra (2010), 15 mn
    • Polaroid Moment for small set (2011), 11 mn
    • Redo for daegum, sheng, changgu, geomungo and string trio (2011), 13 mn
  • Vocal music and instrument(s)
    • S[z]umun for three female voices and ensemble (2008), 13 mn
    • elec stage Der Unfall one-act musical theater, for three voices and ensemble (2009), 25 mn
    • Ex abrupto for four singers and orchestra (2008-2009), 17 mn
    • Thirst for baritone and percussion (2009), 6 mn
    • elec stage Fragment Concept Opera, for two voices, ensemble, video and electronics (2012), 1 h 10 mn
  • A cappella vocal music
  • Electronic music / fixed media / mechanical musical instruments
  • 2013
  • 2012
    • elec stage Fragment Concept Opera, for two voices, ensemble, video and electronics, 1 h 10 mn
    • elec ircam Ircam cursus Musica per duello for solo tuba and live electronics, 7 mn
  • 2011
    • Filmmusik music for a film by Florian Haag, for bass clarinet, trumpet and cello
    • Polaroid Moment for small set, 11 mn
    • Redo for daegum, sheng, changgu, geomungo and string trio, 13 mn
    • elec Zapping for solo viola and electronics, 7 mn
  • 2010
  • 2009
    • elec stage Der Unfall one-act musical theater, for three voices and ensemble, 25 mn
    • Ex abrupto for four singers and orchestra, 17 mn
    • Komma for women's choir a cappella , 6 mn
    • Pan for small set, 8 mn
    • Re for orchestra, 10 mn
    • The Art of Shading for alto saxophone and trumpet, 9 mn
    • Thirst for baritone and percussion, 6 mn
    • Undo for piano four hands, 12 mn
    • Zoom for trio with piano, 7 mn
  • 2008
  • 2006

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