Jung Hee Choi
JUNG HEE CHOI (director, The Melodic Version) works in video, performance, sound and multi-media installations. Choi’s work has been presented in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, including FRAC Franche-Comté, France; Berliner Festspiele, Germany; Dia Art Foundation, Guggenheim Museum and MELA Foundation Dream Houses, NYC; FRESH Festival, Bangkok; Korea Experimental Arts Festival. The New York Times listed Choi’s Tonecycle for Blues performed by her Sundara All Star Band as one of the best classical music performances of 2017. Commissioned by MELA Foundation, her video sound performance and installation, RICE, was chosen as one of the 10 Best of 2003 in the December Artforum. Choi, disciple of La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela in the classical Kirana vocal tradition, founded The Just Alap Raga Ensemble in 2002 with them and has performed as vocalist in every concert, including those at the MELA Dream House, the Pandit Pran Nath Memorial Tribute Tour in Berlin, Karlsruhe, and Polling (Germany) in 2012, the Yoko Ono Courage Award ceremony, the Guggenheim Third Mind Live, and the Merce Cunningham Memorial celebration in 2009. Her work is in the collection of FRAC Franche-Comté and Dia Art Foundation. Choi earned her BA summa cum laude and received her MA in art and sound from NYU.