Graduate Student Talk: Hane Lee

November 1, 2018
Event Types
Talk / Lecture
MIT Community
Whimsical musical instruments, as well as a bench surrounded by hanging wires and 4 speakers, and wall-mounted objects.

Exhibition installation view of Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective at MIT List Visual Arts Center (October 18, 2018 - January 6, 2019). Photo: Peter Harris Studio


Hane Lee

Take a look at the List Center’s exhibitions from a new perspective. Join Hane Lee of the MIT Media Lab Opera of the Future group to discover more about Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective. 

The talk will focus on experimental music in regards to the development of technology. Lee will begin to examine the technological significance of experimental music techniques from Conrad’s time in contrast to its’ ubiquity of music technologies in use today often leading to an experience-oriented and multi-sensory performance. 

About the Speaker

Hane Lee is a Research Assistant in the Opera of the Future group at the MIT Media Lab and amateur pianist specializing in classical-contemporary music. Hane’s research interests include self discovery and identity exploration through music, immersive musical experiences, and layered soundscapes. Much of their inspiration comes from many philosophy and political identity texts, their classical-contemporary piano practice, and their math-heavy background. Recently, they have been wondering how to create a sense of freedom through sound.Hane holds an undergraduate degree from MIT in electrical engineering with a minor in music.

About the Series

Graduate Student Gallery Talks at the List Center present focused explorations of our current exhibitions and are led by an MIT graduate student. These interdisciplinary talks examine art through the lens of students’ research, backgrounds, and interests.