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A native of Korea, Okkyung Lee has been developing her own voice in a contemporary cello performance, improvisation and composition. Using her solid classical training as a springboard, she incorporates jazz, sounds, korean traditional music, and noise with extended techniques to create her unique blend of music.

Since 2000, she has performed and recorded with numerous artists such as Laurie Anderson, Carla Bozulich, John Butcher, Nels Cline, Chris Corsano, Axel Dörner, Carlos Giffoni, Vijay Iyer, Urs Leimgruber, Thurston Moore, Ikue… read more

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  • Avatar for Mar_gel
    "Nihm" it feels like watching an Ozu film.
  • Avatar for Cottonwoods
    If you ever have the chance to see her live, jump for it. Absolutely amazing
  • Avatar for corinaige
    incredible to hear and see her perform live, not one to forget
  • Avatar for Cottonwoods
    This is sooooo cool. Not sure if I'd be able to appreciate it as much without having played the cello for years, but this is just unreal
  • Avatar for CrocodileGhost
    "Two To Your Right, Five To Your Left" is absolutely ferocious.
  • Avatar for thrillseeker01
    I`ve been going to live gigs for 45 years but I have never witnessed such a visceral performer. She is a phenomenon!
  • Avatar for impartially
    Noisy Love Songs is a masterpiece.
  • Avatar for nighter333
    I don't know too many artists form Tzadik, but she is great !!!
  • Avatar for denniseckersley
    chills all over.
  • Avatar for SoloNecrozis
    Man seriously, what the fuck. I love Ghil and I can't ever explain why. The tension throughout this record is scary and exciting at the same time. Positive or negative I don't know. For as long as I will be able to listen to this album I won't need to get drunk or high or whatever, that thing sodomizes my neurons and yet they're asking for more.

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