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A Strong Will : Version for piano / Nubim Soyoung Kim

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Piano
Instruments: pf

City Life : for alto saxophone, tenor saxophone and piano / Nubim Soyoung Kim

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Saxophone and keyboard instrument
Instruments: 2sax pf

A Strong Will : Version for piano duo / Nubim Soyoung Kim

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Piano
Instruments: 2pf

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A Strong Will : Version for piano duo / Nubim Soyoung Kim

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Piano
Instruments: 2pf

 

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Kim, Nubim Soyoung

Nubim (real name: Soyoung Kim) is a Korean musician and composer, who combines her background in architecture with a unique approach to composition. She studied architecture at university and worked as an architect before coming to music. During her master's degree at Codarts (Rotterdam Conservatory, Netherlands), she studied ‘the musicalization of architecture’ for her research, and recently she began to broaden her horizon by the translating of literature into music.
The musical style which she pursues is more than traditional classical music, but
‘Nubim’s music' as a mixture of jazz, classical and film music. Also she studied both jazz and classical music at conservatories. She composes music that breaks the boundaries between jazz and classical music.
Nubim produced a new album <Chapel of Light (2020)> that translated Eastern and Western cultures into music, taking advantage of being an Asian living in the West. This album contains her compositions about architecture and literature written in the Netherlands in the last four years. Among the tracks on the CD, there is an electronic piece 'Between Silence and Light' which was awarded at ICMC (44th, International Computer Music Conference), and also there is an organ piece 'Chapel of Light' which was world premiered in his recital by Hayo Boerema, Europe's leading organist at Laurenskerk.
Nubim had worked as a lecturer of jazz composition and modal harmony at the Seoul Art University as well as at Howon University (KR). She has also established her own independent recording label, Joy-tone Records. She did this in order to have self-control over her entire creative process. She has released five formal albums and three digital singles on this label.
The main purpose of music for her is to positively influence the world through the sounds from her heart. Ultimately, she hopes her music will give hope and love to those who are in trouble.
"Nubim approaches Western harmony in the way that Western composers never could do, because she looks at it with foreign eyes. And the atmosphere of her music based on architecture is very different from the music related to architecture composed by Western composers. It is one of her most important characteristics that she is an architect of music." -Klaas de Vries (composer, honorary professor at Codarts, Netherlands) -
"In the poetic soundworld of Nubim colours influence her harmonies, shadows
and shades shape her timbres, perspective and clear lines form timeless gestures
while her music continues to propel forward. She clearly strives for musical clarity and depth, this clarity makes space for the light in her sound." - Rene Uijlenhoet (composer, professor of composition and electronics at
Codarts, Netherlands) -
"Nubim majored in architectural design in Korea, and later studied jazz composition in college. She went to the Netherlands in 2015 to solidify her own musical identity. This new release <Chapel of Light> contains pieces she has composed in the Netherlands over the past four years, and is composed of pieces inspired by the novels 'The Old Man and the Sea' by Earnest Hemingway, 'The Stranger' by Albert Camus, and the buildings 'Ronchamp Chapelle' by Le Corbusier, 'The Guggenheim Museum' by Frank Lloyd Wright. Nubim paid attention to the order in literature and architecture, and tried to translate it into music. It is a classic material, but with the addition of electronic music sound, you can feel fresh energy." - the classical magazine 'Seat' (August 2020, Korea) -