Composition Colloquium: Pauline Kim Harris

Colloquium | March 20 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Timing is Everything
Composer Pauline Kim Harris will talk about her compositions in which she considers the unique and individual experience of the perception of time.

Bio:
Pauline Kim Harris, aka PK or Pauline Kim is a GrammyTM- nominated violinist and composer. The youngest student to have ever been accepted into the studio of legendary violinist Jascha Heifetz, she has since appeared throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia as soloist, collaborator and music director. Known for her work with classical avant-punk violin duo String Noise, she has toured extensively with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and continues to collaborate with leading new music ensembles in New York City.

Active in the experimental music scene, her work extends into interdisciplinary worlds, crossing boundaries and connecting visual art, electronics, media, film and dance to music. She has premiered and recorded works by Alvin Lucier, John Zorn, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, George Lewis, David Lang, Du Yun, Annie Gosfield and more. Pauline Kim was the first Music Director for the Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company and has been the featured artist for choreographers David Parker and Pam Tanowitz.

As a composer, Pauline searches for a tactile connection between memory and sound. Her music creates a multi-dimensional sonic matrix through composition, transporting the listener to an alternate co-existence. She introduces an environment that alters the listener’s emotional identity to what they are experiencing.

Pauline’s debut album, Heroine — a classical-ambient reimagining of the Bach Chaconne and Ockeghem’s Deo Gratias is available on Sono Luminus with worldwide distribution.

 kueno@berkeley.edu