Work Catalog 2022
I made a list of my published and available works using Google Sheets. Click HERE to view.
- Year Published: It is not the year the piece was composed but when it was available to the public.
- Instrumentation: Instrument names are alphabetized.
- Album: If the piece is a part of an album, the album title is available.
- Co-Creation: Indicates if someone contributed during the composition/production process. Examples include co-composers, co-producers, choreographers, and theatre directors, but not performers.
- Notes: Miscellaneous info. It could extend to another column in the spreadsheet.
There are 121 pieces listed in the catalog as of December 2022. The number is more than the entries in my BMI catalog, which is currently 98, for the following reasons:
The Google Sheet catalog includes sound installations, recordings of free improvisations, and web projects that are tricky to register as compositions.
Some are dance and theatre collaborations that require extra paperwork to register in BMI (feel free to correct me if I am wrong)
I also had to decide how to catalog 100 Strange Sounds and CMPE. The two were multi-year projects consisting of many short pieces. I had to choose to count them as two long compositions or 132 separate pieces.
100 Strange Sounds counts as one piece. It is a mosaic of individual entities with a common goal and theme, like Ik-Joong Kang’s Happy World.
The most challenging part of cataloging was deciding what not to include. My principal guideline was whether the piece had online documentation.
Completed works not presented to the public are not listed.
Published works without links are not in the catalog. Examples include
Premiered works without video or audio recording
Premiered works with missing concert programs, recordings, or scores. Most of the compositions during my graduate school years are in this category.
Published works in a DVD or CD format only. My first published work is in this category.
A temporary exception is the pieces in the Fan Art album. Fan Art will be released in January 2023, and thus I put them into the catalog as placeholders.
My productivity increased to a satisfactory level after graduate school. The number of presentable pieces per year was the lowest when I had the most time to work on music as a graduate student. Conversely, my productivity peaked when I had the least amount of time. I had a newborn baby and a first-grader to raise in 2015, but I released an album and was working on the next one. I accept that the pieces I made before 2009 were not good enough to get into conferences and invited shows. Also, I started using platforms like YouTube to facilitate sharing and documenting work after finishing school.