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 reflect constantly on how to live a meaningful life and how to love. My life long pursuit as a diasporic Korean American is to find a way to honor and celebrate my roots, while also understanding that I am where I am today due to the 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? Does it embosom their voice?”

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 by the Kizh/Tongva, Chumash, and Tataviam peoples, long before my family’s arrival.

People who make me