JOHNATHAN F. LEE is a digital sound artist and composer living in Tokyo. His compositions encompass a variety of styles and formats, both instrumental and electroacoustic, with an emphasis on deconstructing connections between various distinctive layers of sound, often through the use of signal processing techniques.
He received a doctorate in music composition (DMA) from Columbia University, and currently is a Professor in the Department of Media Arts and Design at Tamagawa University. In recent years, his artistic interests have focused on collaborations with artists from other disciplines—particularly choreographers and visual artists—in works that have been presented in Asia, North America, South America, and Europe.
He has worked extensively with the Columbia University Computer Music Center, and has collaborated both as performer and producer with the Freight Elevator Quartet, yielding internationally released recordings. Additionally, he has worked on numerous research and software development projects focusing on sound and arts technology at various institutions worldwide including Columbia University and IRCAM.
Prior to moving to Japan, he taught at Columbia and Adelphi Universities in New York.