I am Michaella 🌜 Moon. I am a multidisciplinary 🎨 artist, 🎻 musician, 💻 developer, creative technologist, 🔧 engineer and coder. I wear many 🎩 hats and my practice involves me in many different genres of 🤹 performances, 💾 computer software, 💡 installations and products. I come from a 🎼 classical music and 💃 dance background and enjoy incorporating elements such as 🎤 live acoustical instruments/timbres and movement to my multidisciplinary projects! ... but ✨ jazzing them up with some 🔮 sensors and 🖼 generative visuals!
download my latest cv (Jan 2022)
Michaella Jung Hyun Moon was born in South Korea and immigrated to Canada as a young child. During her childhood, Michaella was very involved in ballet and Figure Skating. These interests led her to expand her musical interests and at the age of 12, she started her cello journey. Since then, she has merged her music with her other hobbies. She has also participated in many emsembles such as the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Korean Youth Orchestra, Hansori Chamber Orchestra and the Publik Secrets and the Gamelan Bike Bike Ensemble. Through these multiple opportunities, Michaella has gathered an extensive list of ensemble repertoire.Along with her ensemble works, Michaella has a wide variety of solo pieces in her repertoire. She has placed first in several prominent competitions for Cello such as the Kiwanis Festival.
Michaella studied and completed her Bachelor of Music in violoncello at the University of British Columbia with Professor Eric Wilson and she has been under the tutelage of Sung Yong Im of the Borealis String Quartet for several years. While at UBC, she broadened her approach to music when pursuing her Applied Music Technology Minor with Professor Bob Pritchard and Keith Hammel.Michaella has gained valuable performing experiences playing both as a classical musician and music technologist in many momentous concerts and performances with UBC orchestra, chamber, and quartet groups; UBC Laptop Orchestra;
Michaella started her Music Technology: Interaction, Intelligence & Design MFA program as a Lillian Disney and Lavine-Sternburg Scholar. She expanded her technological practice with Professors Ajay Kapur, Mike Leisz, Christine Meinders, John Tejada, Madeline Falcone, Meason Wiley, Eric Heep, Jordan Hochenbaum, Marijke Jorritsma, and Perry Cook. She is also continuing her clasical studies with Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick