Saturday, June 20, 2020

New on Culture Vultures – Musicians Bora Yoon and Matt Slocum

Bora Yoon: Sound & Vision
by Gary Wien

Bora Yoon is a Korean-American composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist who creates fascinating soundscapes composed of both audio and visual stimuli. While you may see her playing standard instruments like a piano or violin, she also utilizes found objects and instruments from a variety of cultures and historical centuries.  Read feature on Culture Vultures


Matt Slocum on Drumming, Teaching, and the Meaning of Success
by Gary Wien

Frequently referred to as a "musical" drummer, Matt Slocum has earned a reputation as an inventive and lyrical composer. Slocum received a 2020 Artist Fellowship Award from New Jersey State Council on the Arts for his latest album, “Sanctuary,” which had him thinking back about the places he’s lived that provided a sense of home and creative refuge.  Read feature on Culture Vultures