[Muwon] Heena Yoon is a composer, pianist, interdisciplinary artist, music educator, and researcher of music and dance. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in music composition at University of California, Santa Barbara.
She mainly focuses on collaborative artworks combining music, literature, visual art, theater, and especially dance. Among her work,Ho’oponopono for dance was hailed as “absolutely brilliant and experimental sound, perfectly fit to dance” by the art review magazine Dance and Opera. Created for the Sound and Movement project, this piece was released on CD and introduced to ImplulsTanz, the international modern dance festival in Vienna, Austria. Recently, her theater-dance piece From Your Old Bookshelves was performed in NYC first and at the UCSB new library opening ceremony in collaboration with choreographer Christina McCarthy, in front of the Lament, an artwork of the antique book collection by Nancy Gifford.
She researches the relationship between music and dance by participating in masterclasses by New York City Ballet, Netherland Dance Theater, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, BalletBoyz, Hofesh Shechter Company and more.
Also, with a deep interest in world music, she studied Balinese music in Indonesia, and now Middle Eastern music by studying Arab music and playing they nay.
She works as a composer of the interdisciplinary art group ONENESS, and has won Global Music Awards two times and the Corwin Music Award in 2014, 2015.
As a meditator, she uses her pen name Muwon with her real name, and pursues a realization of her name’s three meanings through her arts: Boundless Brilliant Beauty.