Friends, Long time no see!  Since I finished previous teaching job at Reed College (Portland, OR), my time has been spent on health improvement and composing.  My backache has gradually ceased, and the new Paleo diet keeps me calm. I have had an incredible season so far.  Every collaboration with my musicians is a heartfelt dialogue, […]

Since moving to Portland, Oregon in 2016 summer, my desire to engage in the music scene finally comes true just lately.  When I was in Ghent, New York during the OMI artist residency in 2017 summer, I was introduced to Stephen Cohen. Two of us are from Portland and other ten some fellows are of […]

It couldn’t be more than a norm that someone would start applying for the academic position once a Ph.D. degree is granted.  But when I was offered the one-year visiting professor position from Reed College in Portland Oregon, I knew, it is very meaningful and special at many levels. I will be teaching music theory and analysis, […]

My new season 2015-2016 started with drafting a script of a play for a musical theater. When creativity engages with research on the psychic dynamic of the characters, historical context, style of the literature, and thoughts on many other modalities of a production, it feels quite like a more vibrant experience. A human character comes […]