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    “I want my music to be vibrantly colorized and to be heard as shimmering colors that wave in red, blue, green, yellow or gold.”
  -Sungji Hong
   
       
         
    “a work of iridescent freshness”
- BBC Music Magazine

“the sound is utterly luminous”
- Fanfare Magazine

“it had fantasy, colour and drive”
- Nottingham evening post

“outbursts of rhythmic energy”
- The Irish Times

"a virtuoso exploration of the technical and sonorous possibilities”
- Daily Telegraph

“it explores colours, images and timbre”
- Blue note przecena

“the ringing tones and soaring harmonies take us to a sublime soundscape of wonder and meditation”
- Premarily a cappella

Fantasy’, ‘lyricism’, ‘lucidity’, ‘delicacy’, ‘energy’ and ‘colourful with a wealth of imagery’ are key words in the aesthetic of Sungji’s music who devotes herself to composition and lives in Dallas, Texas.

Her musical materials weave a seamless tapestry of sound with innumerable meticulous details that never fails to attain a dramatic construction with maximum intensity, a sense of exuberance, tempestuousness or soaring ecstasy. These elements in her music have attracted and stimulated number of choreographers and video artists to create their own new works upon her music. Thus Sungji has collaborated with Professor Kim Giblisco [choreography: Kim Giblisco, Deconstructing Joy (Missa Lumen de Lumine)], the Universal Ballet Company [video: Seo-ou Choi & choreography: Yeon-ok Baek, Le Miroir des Eaux (Missa Lumen de Lumine)], video artist Dimitris Bourdoglou [video: Dimitris Bourdoglou, Spirit] and the Slovenian National Opera and Ballet company [Choreography: Stasa Zurovac, Kiklos].
   
         
         
    NEWS - New Music USA Grant, Upcoming concerts & World premieres    
         
       
    [NEW MUSIC USA GRANT]    
    I am so thrilled to announce that I am awarded a project grant by New Music USA. My project [A new work for flute and electronics written for flutist Carla Rees] is one of 62 chosen for an award among the 1,242 projects!!    
    NewMusicUSA    
         
    [UPCOMING CONCERTS]    
    03/07/2015
BBC Radio3 - Hear and Now will broadcast
Black Arrow for bass clarinet and electronics. It was performed by Sarah K Watts at The Forge in London on 19 October, 2014.
   
   
Black Arrow-Sungji Hong Listen to the piece with score follower
   
   
BBCRadio3  
   
         
    03/08/2015
Bisbiglio will be performed by Carla Rees (fl), Heather Roche (cl) and Xenia Pestova (pf)
during the Bangor Music Festival in Wales, UK.
   
   
Bisbiglio-Sungji Hong Listen to the piece with score follower
   
         
    03/15/2015
Flash for solo violin will be performed by Maiko Matsuoka at the Hall 60 in Tokyo, Japan.
   
   
Flash-Sungji Hong  
   
         
    04/05/2015
Amabile Saki
will be performed by Eun Hae Grace Oh (fl) and Jeanette Fang (pf) at the Bryan Recital Hall, Bowling Green State University.
   
   
utsream You can listen to Live Video Stream on April 5th Easter Sunday 8pm Central time.
   
         
    04/15/2015
Bisbiglio will be performed by Carla Rees (fl), Heather Roche (cl) and Xenia Pestova (pf)
at The Forge in London (UK).
   
   
Bisbiglio-Sungji Hong Listen to the piece with score follower
   
         
    04/16/2015
Black Arrow for bass clarinet and electronics will be performed by BNMI at the Ryles Jazz Club in Boston (MA).
   
   
Black Arrow-Sungji Hong Listen to the piece with score follower
   
         
         
    [WORLD PREMIERE]    
    04/15/2015
Shine
for flute and electronics will be first performed by Carla Rees at The Forge in London, UK.
   
         
    05/01/2015
Spring Fanfare
will be first performed by TIMF Ensemble during the 10th Seoul Spring Festival to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Festival at the Sejong Chamber Hall in Seoul/Korea.
   
           
       
    Last updated in March 2015
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