Bora Yoon is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Music (Graduate Program in Composition). Her research interests center on the interrelationship between music and architecture, and the hybrid intersections between musical, cultural, anthropological and architectural movements throughout the 20th century. She is currently completing her dissertation entitled “Sonic Architecture: Artists Who Utilize Site as Instrument” which explores a diverse survey of artists who have created large-scale hybrid instruments, landscape sculptures, and environmental installations around the world, which sonify the elements, landscape, and geological data, creating musical expressions from the environment, movements, and the gestures of human interaction, to reveal the intrinsic culture and spirit of a place.
Bora is a site-specific composer/performer and has created musical works for the Princeton University Chapel, the 55,000 square foot abandoned McCarren Pool (Brooklyn), the historic Park Avenue Armory military drill hall, and the DNA helix tower structure by visual artist Ann Hamilton (Oliver Ranch, CA). Her original musical works have been featured in publications with Ashgate Books, MIT Press (SubRosa), INNOVA Recordings, and Swirl Records. Her works have been presented globally at Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Festival of World Cultures (Poland), the Nam Jun Paik Museum (South Korea), MADE Festival (Sweden). She is a Music / Sound fellow with the TED Fellows Program, and the New York Foundation of the Arts, and has been an artist-in-residence with the Park Avenue Armory, Ringling Museum, HERE Arts Center, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, and The Hermitage. She studied music, and creative writing at Ithaca College where she received her B.M. and received her M.F.A. in 2015 from Princeton University, where she is a doctoral candidate.