Quarrel for violin and cello, Young-Jun Lee
Performed in Tremolo Center, Netanya, Israel Performed in Dec 31, 2019(World Premiere) Young-Jun Lee, copyright © 2019, All rights reserved Composer : Young-Jun Lee Performed by Ensemble L'Itineraire Violin : Anne Mercier Cello : Myrtille Hetzel Supported by Meitar Ensemble & CEME Festival [Program note] When I was writing this piece, I was really interested in the pattern that I found out in quarrel. Between lovers or any type of two people, argument or quarrel started with very small topics. When quarreling gets intense, people started yelling each other and started to become absurd. They brought many different topics from the past that are not even related to the topic of quarrel. The more they argue, the more they started not listening to each other. Most of the time, one of the person leaves the conversation because he or she found out that it doesn't make any sense to continue conversation. This piece doesn't contain specific contents of conversation. Instead, it is more focused on the format or pattern of quarreling.
Revelation for string Quartet - Youngjun Lee
Performed in David Friend Recital Hall, Boston. Performance Date : January 29th, 2020 Young-Jun Lee, copyright © 2020, All rights reserved Composer : YoungJun Lee Performer : Mivos String Quartet *Olivia De Prato & Maya Bennardo : Violins *Victor Lowrie Tafoya : Viola *Tyler J.Borden : Cello "Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen." - Revelation 1:7
Rafflesia - Youngjun Lee
Performed in Theatro São Paulo Performed in Oct 12, 2019(South-American Premiere) Young-Jun Lee, copyright © 2019, All rights reserved Composer : YoungJun Lee Conductor : Christian-Frédéric Bloquert Piano : Leandro Roverso Clarinet : Luis Afonso Montanha Cello : Raïff Dantas Barreto Video by : Brendan Sweeney Rafflesia is a genus of parasitic flowering plants. And it is known as the world's largest flower. The flowers look and smell like rotting flesh, hence its local names which translate to "corpse flower" or "meat flower". The foul odor attracts insects such as flies, which transport pollen from male to female flowers.
Shin-Byeong for solo violin - YoungJun Lee
Composed by Youngjun Lee(June 7, 2019) Premiered by Irvine Arditti Acquired permission from performer. Video & Audio Mixing : Dai Haraguchi Program Note People who become shamans are believed to be "chosen" by gods or spirits through a spiritual experience known as shinbyeong ("divine or shaman illness"), a form of ecstasy, which entails the possession from a god and a "self-loss". This state is said to manifest in symptoms of physical pain and psychosis. Believers assert that the physical and mental symptoms are not subject to medical treatment, but are healed only when the possessed accepts a full communion with the spirit. The illness is characterised by a loss of appetite, insomnia, visual and auditory hallucinations. Youngjun Lee, All rights reserved.
Red Shoes - Young-Jun Lee
Europe Premiere - June 16th, 2019 Performed by PHACE ensemble. Conducted by Daniel Rueda. YoungJun Leon Lee, copyright ©2019 All right reserved She danced, and was obliged to go on dancing through the dark night. "I could not repent of my sin. But cut off my feet with the red shoes." And then she confessed all her sin, and the executioner struck off her feet with the red shoes. But the shoes danced away with the little feet across the field into the deep forest. from Fairy Tale "Red Shoes" - Andersen
Tsunami for Saxophone Quartet Composed by YoungJun Lee
Composed - YoungJun Leon LEE Premiered - New Thread Saxophone Quartet Performance date : Feb 26, 2019 This piece is dedicated to victims who are still suffering the loss from one of the biggest natural disasters that happened in human history in March 11th of 2011 in Japan. I got the inspiration of tsunami, wind, and raindrops from the sound of saxophones. This piece is how weak the human is in front of the tsunami and great nature. It starts from the air sounds as if nothing bad thing is going to happen in the peaceful town of Japan. And like we cannot predict the natural disaster, the earthquake and tsunami happens. The arpeggio symbolizes the waves. It is becoming higher and higher as time goes by. There are many hidden symbols of number 3 and 11 as a memorial of the date. In the middle section, there is unmeasured part with baritone saxophone solo at the end. This sections symbolize the girl who lost everything. It shows how the natural disaster influenced individual's life. And, through improvisatory elements, I want that to be depicted depending on how instrumentalist feels as if the pain from traumatic events can influences individual differently. At the end, it goes back to silence as if nothing happened. Through this piece, I sincerely hope that victims to be remembered with us in our hearts.