Okkyung Lee


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Korean-born cellist Okkyung Lee moved to New York in 2000 played on albums by Butch Morris, Zeena Parkins, Marc Ribot, Elliott Sharp, John Zorn, Nels Cline, Anthony Coleman, Mark Dresser, Shelley Hirsch, Vijay Iyer, Eyvind Kang, as well as on albums by rock musicians such as Badawi, Thurston Moore, Ikue Mori and Jim O'Rourke.

Her solo albums proved that she was one of the most creative cellists of her generation: Nihm (Tzadik, 2005), I Saw The Ghost Of An Unknown Soul And It Said (Ecstatic Peace, 2008), which is probably her best, Noisy Love Songs (Tzadik, 2010) and Ghil (Ideologic Organ, 2013).

Live At Cafe Oto (november 2015) document improvisations with guitarist Bill Orcutt .

The 36-minute long piece of Amalgam (april 2014) was a live collaboration between Okkyung Lee on cello and Christian Marclay on turntables.

Dahl?-?Tah?-?Ghi (june 2013)

Cheol-Kkot-Sae (october 2016), with John Butcher (saxes), Jae-Hyo Chang (korean traditional percussion), John Edwards (bass), Song-Hee Kwon (pansori singing), Lasse Marhaug (electronics) and ches smith (percussion and vibes), was mainly devoted to the 38-minute Cheol-Kkot-Sae.

Speckled Stones And Dissonant Green Dots (Notice, 2018), recorded in 2017, contains two pieces for cello, computer and synthesizer.

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