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Artists In Residence

Villa Barr Fall 2018

Joo Won Park

I am a music composer living in Novi, MI, and the Villa Barr residency gave me a chance to look into my home town's natural environment through an artist's mind and view. The piece I wrote during the residency uses sounds I recorded around Villa Barr during the October and November of 2018. It is a collage of sounds often heard in the park and the Novi area. The electronic melodies heard in harmony with the nature sounds are inspired by the sculptures of David Barr. They are, for me, a uniquely-human contribution to the nature that makes the visitors rethink about the place and the time.  Mr. Park has recorded solo and collaborative albums , has lectured across the US and in Korea, and has received numerous awards.  He holds a PhD in Music Composition from the University of Florida and is currently an assistant professor at Wayne State University. 


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