Eugene A. Kim

When I write, I like to think about pluralism, class, and identity as they exist in all the unspoken ways they do among creative peoples. I also reflect often on how to live a meaningful life and how to love. My life long pursuit as a diasporic Korean American is finding a way to honor and celebrate my roots, while also understanding that I am where I am today due to ongoing exploitation, disenfranchisement, and mistreatment of people living in the margins. I constantly ask the question, “Who and what really allowed for this creation to emerge?”

My works have been realized primarily across Europe and the United States. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in piano performance and composition from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and a Master’s degree in composition from the Royal Conservatoire of the Hague. I am currently residing in Los Angeles, California, on land inhabited for generations before my parents’ arrival by the Kizh/Tongva, Chumash, and Tataviam peoples.

People who make me