Sublimation

Program Notes
Sublimation for marimba and two-channel tape

This piece represents composer’s idea based on these following meanings.
From Merriam-Webster Dictionary SUBLIME means to improve or refine as if by subliming; to cause to pass directly from the solid to the vapor state and condense back to solid form; to elevate or exalt especially in dignity or honor; to render finer (as in purity or excellence); to convert (something inferior) into something of higher worth intransitive senses; to pass directly from the solid to the vapor state; to divert the expression of (an instinctual desire or impulse) from its primitive form to one that is considered more acceptable.


Biographical Sketch
Kyong Mee Choi, composer, organist, painter, and visual artist, received several prestigious awards and grants including John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Robert Helps Prize, Aaron Copland Award, Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, First prize of ASCAP/SEAMUS Award, Second prize at VI Concurso Internacional de Música Eletroacústica de São Paulo, Honorary Mentions from Musique et d’Art Sonore Electroacoustiques de Bourges, Musica Nova, Society of Electroacoustic Music of Czech Republic, Luigi Russolo International Competition, and Destellos Competition. She was a Finalist of the Contest for the International Contemporary Music Contest "Citta' di Udine and Concurso Internacional de Composicai eletroacoustica in Brazil among others. Her compositions have been performed at the international venues including the Australasian Computer Music Conference, Musica Contemporanea in Ecuador, International Computer Music Conference, Electroacoustic Musical Festival in Santiago de Chile, MUSICA NOVA, Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, College Music Society among others. Her music was published at SCI, EMS, ERM, SEAMUS, Détonants Voyages (Studio Forum, France) and CIMESP (São Paulo, Brazil).
Choi received a D.M.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a M.M. from Georgia State University and a B.S. in chemistry and science education from Ewha Womans University. She studied Korean literature in a master’s program at Seoul National University in South Korea.

She is an Associate Professor of Music Composition at Roosevelt University in Chicago where she teaches music composition and electro-acoustic music. Samples of her works are available at http://www.kyongmeechoi.com.