December 14, 2021

Composer Curator: Texu Kim

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Get the inside story through performance and conversation with host composer/performer Texu Kim on sonic exploration, alongside the imagination and ingenuity of three equally groundbreaking creators, in a unique program he has crafted for Composers Now.

Tune in for the YouTube Premiere on Tuesday, December 14 at 7pm (NYC) for his Composer Curator event and chat live with Texu, Miguel del Aguila, David Hurd and (Anne) Leilehua Lanzilotti.

As a Korean-American, Texu Kim writes music inspired by everyday experiences; music about modern (South) Korea, reflecting its multicultural nature. He explores the localization of imported traditions, incorporating cross-cultural elements in his work, often expanding upon Korean folk music elements and systems, creating music that is humorous yet sophisticated. Kim served as the Composer-in-Residence at Korean Symphony Orchestra in 2014-18. His works have also been performed by the New York Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, the New World Symphony, Oregon Symphony, San Diego Symphony, National Orchestra of Korea, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Modern, Alarm Will Sound, C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective, NOTUS, Cardinal Singers, among others. Upcoming performances include those by Detroit Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Kim's music has earned awards and honors from Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Copland House, SCI/ASCAP, etc., and his music has been presented at Brucknerfest, SONiC Festival, SCI National Conferences, to name a few. His arrangements have featured on numerous albums, with labels including DECCA and DG. Having received a D.M. from Indiana University and taught at Syracuse University, Kim teaches at San Diego State University as an assistant professor of music composition/theory.