The loft scene is alive!
Now in its tenth year, Brooklyn Bound is a popular series of concerts at Sō’s working studio in the Navy Yard section of Brooklyn. Casual and intimate, the concerts feature us trying out new material and a broad range of artists whom we invite to perform.
All of our artists have been featured on the Brooklyn Bound Podcast! Check it out below on this page. Each batch of new episodes appears in the youtube playlist, which you can search on the upper right hand corner of the embedded video.
Brooklyn Bound is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Interested in performing on Brooklyn Bound? Apply Here
Visiting our studio? Click here to view how to access our space!
Accessibility: our studio is on the second floor of a loft building in Brooklyn. Parking is usually available about a block away under the BQE and on parallel side streets in the evenings. Entry to #205 is via a buzzer which is about 6 feet off the ground (please reach out ahead of time and we can provide you with a number to text for entry). After a small ramp into the doorway, an elevator to the second floor is available on the left. From there, there is a long hallway leading to our studio at #205. We have one all-gender bathroom which we are in the process of making accessible.
If you would like to attend an event at our studio and you require any accommodations, please don’t hesitate to contact us ahead of time! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Brooklyn Bound Podcast
with Jason Treuting
navigate the playlist by clicking in the upper right-hand corner of the video
Monday, September 12 – 8pm ET
Soo Yeon Lyuh is a composer, improviser, and haegeum performer. Hailing from Daegu, South Korea by way of Princeton, New Jersey, Lyuh draws inspiration from traditional Korean music to compose a meld of improvisatory and experimental sounds. Rigorously trained in the Korean traditional court and folk repertoires from a young age, Lyuh is known for creating and performing new compositions for the haegeum and Western instruments. To represent the authentic Korean musicality, she has given workshops and concerts for all ages and ethnic groups around the world. Lyuh seeks to reconfigure different musical DNAs with respect to diversity and inclusion.
Lyuh is now pursuing a PhD in music composition at Princeton University, after earning a BA, MA, and DMA in Korean Musicology from Seoul National University. Previously, Lyuh served Mills College as a visiting scholar (2017-2018), University of California, Berkeley (2015-2016), and University of Hawai’i at Manoa (2011–2012).
Read more about Soo Yeon here!
Bora Yoon is a Korean-American composer, vocalist, and sound artist who conjures audiovisual soundscapes using digital devices, voice, and instruments from a variety of cultures and historical centuries to formulate storytelling through music, movement, and sound.
Featured on the front-page of the Wall-Street Journal, WIRE magazine, TED and the National Endowment for the Arts podcast for her use of unusual instruments and everyday found objects as music, she evokes what George Lewis describes as “a kind of sonic memory garden” – using voice, viola, Tibetan singing bowls, vocoder, Bible pages, bike bells, turntable, walkie-talkies, chimes, water, and electronics. Yoon has presented her work at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, BAM, Visiones Sonoras (Mexico), Festival of World Cultures (Poland); and provided the live score for Haruki Murakami’s Wind Up Bird Chronicle– an interdisciplinary theatre adaptation, co-commissioned by Asia Society, Baryshnikov Art Center, Edinburgh International Arts Festival, and Singapore Arts Festival in addition to addtl featured music within Apple TV+’s PACHINKO, based on the NY Times bestselling novel by Min Jin Lee.
Previous Performers on Brooklyn Bound:
ensemble, et al
Joy on Fire
Pascal Le Beouf
Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk)
Rachel Sigrid Freeburg
Sirius String Quartet
Square Peg Round Hole
Previous Brooklyn Bound Podcast episodes: