Intermezzo – Deok-Vin Lee

up to (version 1.1)

"up to" is a series of performance works where I delve into the aesthetic potential of bodily actions, drawing from my personal understanding of the body. It serves as both a research endeavor and an artistic (musical) presentation.

The performance is an ever-evolving piece, continuously refined as I gain new insights and explore my body further. In this performance, I am presenting version 1.1, one of four existing versions. Some of these variations also incorporate electronic elements.

The performance not only showcases the intense physical exertion of the human body, but also embraces various other challenging physical elements. Through the musical flow, different facets of the body are highlighted, offering observers a unique opportunity to contemplate the essence of the human condition.

Internal Supervisors and External Advisors: Marko Ciciliani (KUG) and Deniz Peters (KUG).

Deok-Vin Lee


Deok-Vin Lee is a composer currently based in Düsseldorf, Germany, and Graz, Austria. He was born and raised in South Korea.

His artistic practice includes exploring bodily limits, utilizing robots for aesthetic purposes, and reflecting on sarcasm, sex, and religion. His main focus is on time-based stage arts. His approach is borderless, embracing various media such as instruments, bodies, objects, electronics, light, video, webpages, mechanics, and robotics.

He has collaborated with numerous artists and ensembles, including Franziska Baumann, ensemble recherche, ensemble Adapter, Proton ensemble, Names ensemble, Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, Neue Vocalsolisten, Auditivvokal, Lucerne Festival Alumni Ensemble, and others.

He studied composition at Kyunghee University with Jun Young Park and at Hochschule für Musik Dresden with Manos Tsangaris and Mark Andre. He studied computer music at the IEM, Kunstuniversität Graz with Marko Ciciliani. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (Dr. artium).

He is a founding member of project ensemble morph.