Okkyung Lee

Okkyung Lee

Also known as Lee
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.okkyunglee.com/okkyunglee/, http://myspace.com/okkyunglee

Discography of Okkyung Lee:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 From The Earth To The Spheres Vol. 6 3 Audio 2006 A Silent Place
2 Nihm 10 Audio 2005-05-00 Tzadik
3 I Saw The Ghost Of An Unknown Soul And It Said... 6 Audio 2008 Ecstatic Peace!
4 Check For Monsters 4 Audio 2009 Emanem
5 Anicca 7 Audio 2011 Dancing Wayang
6 The Bleeding Edge 11 Audio 2011-11-10 psi (3)
7 Cold / Burn 2 Audio 2012 Feeding Tube Records
8 Ghil 9 Audio 2013-06-00 Ideologic Organ
9 Ghil 9 Audio 2013-06-00 Ideologic Organ
10 Wake Up Awesome 15 Audio 2013 Software Records
11 Wake Up Awesome 15 Audio 2013-11-00 Software Records
12 Look Right 7 Audio 2013-03-05 LJ Records (2)
13 57 Answers 3 Audio 2013-01-23 Audition Records
14 Piper 4 Audio 2014 Holidays Records
15 SKEIN 6 Audio 2014-10-00 Leo Records


Cellist Okkyung Lee is one of the most dynamic forces in improvised music today, a fearless and powerful performer whose playing incorporates a love of noise, extended technique and elements from the outer fringes of contemporary composition.

A native of Korea, Okkyung Lee has been devel­op­ing her own voice in a con­tem­po­rary cello per­for­mance and impro­vi­sa­tion. Using her clas­si­cal train­ing as a spring­board, she incor­po­rates jazz, sounds, Korean tra­di­tional music, and noise with extended techniques.

Since mov­ing to New York in 2000, she has per­formed and recorded with numer­ous artists such as Derek Bai­ley, Jaap Blonk, Nels Cline, Anthony Cole­man, Mark Dresser, Shel­ley Hirsch, Susie Ibarra, Vijay Iyer, Eyvind Kang, Alonzo King, Chris­t­ian Mar­clay, Raz Mesinai, Min Xiao-Fen, Thurston Moore, Ikue Mori, Lawrence D. “Butch” Mor­ris, Jim O’Rourke, Zeena Parkins, Marc Ribot, Marina Rosen­feld, Elliott Sharp and John Zorn to name a few.

Okkyung holds dual bachelor’s degrees in film scoring/contemporary writ­ing & pro­duc­tion from Berklee Col­lege of Music, and master’s degree in con­tem­po­rary impro­vi­sa­tion from New Eng­land Con­ser­va­tory of Music.


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