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Sarang Kim


Sarang Kim is a composer, pianist, and percussionist based in San Francisco Bay area. She is currently a DMA candidate at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and graduated with a Masters of Music in Composition and Theory from Ewha Women's University, Korea, in 2013. As a young composer and multi-instrumentalist, Sarang is investigating a creative, cross-cultural approach to timbre, and exploring other syntheses of East and West. 

Prior to entering UCSC and continuing throughout her years in the program she has created musical compositions with cross-cultural influences from East Asian countries such as Korea, China, Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand. Her current research continues and focuses these studies on techniques by means of which the instruments, scales, tunings and musical aesthetics from these countries can be successfully integrated with Western contemporary classical music.