Ji Youn Kang

Ji Youn Kang is a Hague-based composer and sound artist. Most of her musical pieces have been based on the rites of Korean Shamanism, and many of them were written for Wave Field Synthesis System playback (192 loudspeakers), exploring the relationship between musical and physical spaces in relation to the traditional shamanistic performances. At the same time, she has been composing live electronic pieces for both traditional, non-traditional and newly built instruments, exploring mostly the primitive, empowering rhythmical elements and the noisy sound sources that the Korean ritual music involves. She is working as a freelance composer and one of the staff members of the Institute of Sonology at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.