Paul Yeon Lee and Art of Scattered Melodies

David Johnston

2011 Composer in Residence Paul Yeon Lee


2011 Composer-in-Residence Paul Yeon Lee decided to take the opportunity to use his Musicians’ Residency at Flushing Town Hall to take on a new challenge – explore traditional Korean music notation, incorporate Western notation, and compose for the daegeum, a Korean bamboo transverse flute. Sounds cool, right? Well, folks will be able to hear the culmination of Paul’s compositional efforts on Saturday, February 25th at 2pm, as part of Flushing Town Hall’s Lunar New Year Festival. Paul will present a concert/lecture on the Korean tradition of sanjo, literally “scattered melodies.” The program will include two pieces in the sanjo tradition for both daegeum and western flute, and premiere “Scattered Winds” for daegum and piano.

Lastly, our applause goes out to Paul for being honored by STRINGS Magazine as one of “25 Contemporary Composers Helping to Push String Music to New Heights.” Congratulations!


P.S. Interested in being a Con Edison Musicians’ Residency Composer? Sign up for our e-blast to get news for the next round of the 2012 Con Edison Musicians’ Residency. Applications will be available early April.


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