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Okkyung Lee's Mixtape

Cellist, improviser and composer Okkyung Lee has thirty minutes to select the music that has been most meaningful in her life, including John Zorn, Jimmy Giuffre and Rick Astley.

Cellist, improviser and composer Okkyung Lee is the latest compiler of the Late Junction mixtape. She has thirty minutes to select the music that has been most meaningful in her life, including John Zorn, Jimmy Giuffre, Glenn Gould, Ella Fitzgerald, and Rick Astley.

Born in South Korea and based in New York, Okkyung Lee has created an extensive body of work blurring genre boundaries, while testing the limit of contemporary cello performance techniques. Her music draws from noise and extended techniques, jazz, Western classical, and Korean traditional and popular music. A prolific collaborator, she has worked with Laurie Anderson, David Behrman, Chris Corsano, Mark Fell, Vijay Iyer, Christian Marclay, Thurston Moore, Bill Orcutt, Marina Rosenfeld, Evan Parker, Wadada Leo Smith, Swans, and Cecil Taylor, to name just a few.

Produced by Jack Howson for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Jenny Moore's Mystic Business

    Sandwiches

    • s​/​t.
    • The Audacious Art Experiment.
  • Julia Kent

    Imbalance

    • Temporal.
    • Julia Kent.
  • Frances‐Marie Uitti & Paul Griffiths

    The Bells

    • There Is Still Time.
    • ECM New Series.
  • Raymond MacDonald

    Parallel Moments

    Performer: Marilyn Crispell. Ensemble: Glasgow Improvers Orchestra. Singer: Maggie Nicols. Singer: Cliona Cassidy.
    • RECORDED FOR BBC RADIO 3 AT CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS, GLASGOW, ON 30 NOVEMBE.
  • Okkyung Lee

    Cheol-Kkot

    • Ghil.
    • Ideologic Organ.
  • Okkyung Lee

    Lazy Sunday (July 23rd around 4:23pm and it was very sunny)

    Ensemble: Yeo-Neun Quartet. Performer: Maeve Gilchrist. Performer: Jacob Sacks. Performer: Eivynd Opsvik.
  • Okkyung Lee's Late Junction Mixtape

    • 김현철

      Rains (비가와)

      • 김현철 Vol.1.
      • Seorabul Record Co..
    • Gene Kelly

      Love Is Here to Stay

      • An American In Paris.
      • MGM Records.
    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Goldberg Variations: Variation 17

      Performer: Glenn Gould.
      • Goldberg Variations.
      • CBS Masterworks.
    • 김광숙 & 한명순

      긴아리와 자진아리

    • György Ligeti

      Sonata for Cello solo: I. Dialogo. Adagio, rubato, cantabile

      Performer: Pieter Wispelwey.
      • Walton - Cello Concerto.
      • Onyx.
    • Elmer Bernstein

      Main Title "To Kill A Mockingbird"

      • To Kill A Mockingbird.
      • Warner Bros. Records.
    • Luciano Berio

      34 Duets for 2 Violins: 1. Bela (Bartok)

      Performer: Ilya Gringolts. Performer: Alexandr Bulov.
    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Suite For Cello Solo No.6 In D, BWV 1012 - 2. Allemande

      Performer: Pierre Fournier.
      • 6 Suites for Solo Violoncello.
      • ARCHIV al fresco.
    • The Jimmy Giuffre Trio

      Jesus Maria

      • 1961.
      • ECM Records.
    • Ella Fitzgerald

      Miss Otis Regrets (She's Unable To Lunch Today)

      • Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book.
      • Verve Records.
    • John Zorn

      Spillane

      • Spillane.
      • Elektra Nonesuch.
    • Rick Astley

      Never Gonna Give You Up

      • Whenever You Need Somebody.
      • RCA ‎.
  • Rattle

    Disco

    • Sequence.
    • Upset the Rhythm.
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson & Hildur Guðnadóttir

    A Deal With Chaos

    • Orphée.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • The Beacon Sound Choir

    The Perpetual Glow

    • Sunday Songs.
    • First Terrace Records.
  • Lucinda Chua

    Semitones

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