April 19, 2010

Composer for films, video games to screen clips at Homewood

The Johns Hopkins Film & Media Studies Program will welcome award-winning film and video game composer Byeong Woo Lee at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 23, for a screening and Q&A, followed by a reception. The event will take place in 110 Hodson Hall on the Homewood campus.

Lee is a guitarist, composer, writer, arranger and producer, and one of the most sought-after film soundtrack producers in Korea, where he was born. His music can be heard in more than a dozen films, many commercials and video games, including the online game Dragonika. Lee created the soundtrack for the horror film The Host, a favorite at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, and earned the Korean equivalent of an Academy Award for the score.

Lee earned graduate performance diplomas in guitar, in 1998, and chamber ensembles, in 2000, from the Peabody Institute. He will be in Baltimore to receive the Johns Hopkins Knowledge for the World Award, which honors alumni who exemplify the Johns Hopkins tradition of excellence and have brought credit to the university and their profession in the international arena through their professional achievements or humanitarian service.