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Compositions / Motion Graphics Score for Janggu

Han:geul for Janggu and Motion Graphics Score 2018

Deborah Kim


/​한:글 장구를 위한 모션그래픽악보

“I have developed 28 new letters. It is my wish that people may learn these letters easily and that they be convenient for daily use.” - King Sejong (1397-1450)

Deborah Kim hangeul for janggu and motio

Chil-Chae for Kkwaenggwari and Motion Graphics Score 2020 

Deborah Kim


/Selected work for the International Computer Music Conference in 2020/2021 (Santiago, Chile). Chil-Chae is an audiovisual work composed for a percussion instrument, Kkwaenggwari (a small flat gong used in the folk music of Korea). The visual comprises a motion graphic score designed by the composer where the newly designed Kkwaenggwari notations and moving images inform various aspects of the performance. This work focuses on the Korean traditional Chil-chae rhythm (literally meaning "seven strikes") and narrates Seven Days of Creation through seven images, visual textures and dynamic rhythms of Korea. The primary purpose of this work consists of introducing a new mode of communication through MGS and creating a dynamic experience by enlarging the boundaries of traditional music through computer music technology.

+ Currently this work is being streamed on-demand, during the whole duration of the 2021 International Computer Music Conference in Santiago, Chile. [More Information]

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 '칠채'는 한국의 전통 악기인 꽹과리를 위해 작곡된 시청각 작품이다. 영상은 작곡가가 새롭게 디자인한 꽹과리 기호와 움직이는 영상이 결합하여 라이브 연주의 다양한 측면을 알려주는 모션그래픽스코어(MGS)로 구성됐다. '징이 일곱번 친다'는 의미의 칠채는 7장의 사진과 역동적인 리듬을 통해 그 이야기를 풀어간다. 이 작품의 주요 목적은 MGS를 통한 새로운 소통 방식을 도입하고, 컴퓨터 음악 기술을 통해 전통 음악의 경계를 넓힘으로써 역동적인 경험을 창조하는 것이다.

Rhythms of Rain - for Janggu and Motion Graphics Score 2019

Deborah Kim


/“Rhythms of Rain is an electroacoustic piece with a solo musical instrument (Janggu) and fixed media in 7.1 surround sound. The fixed media uses the Janggu, the traditional Korean drum, as the only sound source hence

explores unique sounds through the sound transformation. The inspiration is drawn from the Janggu which represents rain."

Live performance: 2019 ICMC-NYCEMF Concert 8 - live performance 18 June 2019@The Sheen Center, New York Composition, visual, Janggu performance by Deborah Kim 


Achievement: 2019 International Computer Music Association- Best Music Award (Asia/Oceania)

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Cognitive Sound Image 2013

Deborah Kim


/an audiovisual piece composed for Korean percussion instrument Janggu and motion graphics score (MGS) 

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One-Nori & Two-Nori 2013

Deborah Kim


/electro-interactive installation​



Ivan Zavada & Deborah Kim


/interactive installation

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