Composer Seong Ae Kim will talk about her aesthetic and her composition with the performance of her work. The content based on Seong Ae Kim’s work will revolve around raising awareness about racial discrimination, immigrant issues, and to empower people in the community to speak against AAPI hate crime.REGISTER NOW
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Seong Ae Kim is a Korean-born composer based in New York City. She has received commissions from internationally acclaimed ensembles and soloists such as Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Amanda Gookin, Forward Music Project, Parhelion Trio, Ensemble Mise-en, Iktus Percussion, Ensemble Pan, Dinner party ensemble, Multicultural Sonic Evolution, Josh Perry, Vasko Dukovsky, Kelley Barnett, Jessica Kunttu, and Enmoo Heo among others.
Her works have been presented at June in Buffalo, Composer’s Conference at Brandeis University, Women Composers Festival of Hartford, New York Women Composers Festival, International double reed society conference in Tokyo-Japan, Audio Trading Manual Festival in Seoul-South Korea, Hot air music festival, and WCC general assembly to name a few.
Her music has been presented internationally on concert stages including Merkin Concert Hall, Opera America’s National Opera Center, Herbert von Karajan Centrum (Vienna, Austria), Seoul Arts Center (Seoul, South Korea), National Olympic Memorial Youth Center in Tokyo (Japan), Alte Schmiede (Vienna, Austria), and Culture Tank Park (Seoul, South Korea) among others.
During the past 5 years, Seong Ae’s work has been acutely focused on amplifying self-truth and voicing social justice concerns. Compositions as #MeToo (2018), the other untold story (2019), Percèe (2018) and Collocation (2018) are self-confessional in nature. These four pieces aim to tell her own stories of past breakthroughs and to create safe spaces to share vulnerabilities that connect us all as human beings.
Residencies and programs at Bethany Arts Community are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Westchester, and numerous individual donors.