VOYAGE WITHIN takes a journey into my inner self. For a long time, I have been exploring to find a way of identifying myself and understanding the world around me. This quest led me into diverse interests in arts, philosophy, psychology, and science. VOYAGE WITHIN portrays a variety of musical expressions and influences within me.
Expressive is my musical personality. I pursue richness in timbre, texture, and other aspects of music. As a globe trotter of curiosity for cultures and arts, my compositions are integrated with extensive musical heritages. I seek music relevant to life and the times, through my act of composing.
In the album, you might notice a gap of composition years between the first half and the second half. During the years of being a stay-at-home mom, I took a long pause for composing. However, music has never stopped growing inside me. This album celebrates my return as a composer, and shares some of my chamber music, now and then.
— Hee Yun Kim