We had the good fortune of connecting with Joy de Rose and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Joy, how do you think about risk?
I believe that magic happens outside of our comfort zone in life, so I think taking risks is essential if we want to grow beyond our imagination and expand ourselves past our limitations to fulfill our dreams. We all have the right and ability to live life to the fullest. Back when my life was in South Korea, I had a successful career as a dermatologist but I always had the desire and hunger to become a professional artist. Ultimately, I decided to leave my job and home and move to the US where I began studying music in depth at Berklee College of Music. Now, as an artist, I am truly happy with that decision. I am living my passion and doing what makes me excited every day, life could not be more fulfilling than that. I think my decision to taking the risk to pursuit my dream is one of the biggest achievements in my life so far and taking that risks was the price for my happiness and fulfillment that I feel right now.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I pioneer sound and immersive technology that reflect my imagination, passion and my way of seeing the world. There are infinite possibilities when creating sound, sharing experiences, and that is what makes is all so fascinating. Majoring in Electronic production and design at Berklee has allowed me to understand the timeless connection between art and science. It opened up limitless possibilities of artistic expression through cutting-edge technology. The power of music is magnificent. I think music is the strongest form of magic, it heals people, it uplifts their spirit and it empowers the world. Ever since I have experienced the magic that music creates, I strive to create magical experiences for others by combining music and technology, which includes immersive live performance/sound installation and creating digital environments like virtual reality for immersive art experiences.
My recent project, AURORA [ link : https://youtu.be/vxQAd9jSReM ] is an example of my unique way of storytelling an engaging experience combining art and immersive technology.
Through my art, which expresses my wonder, curiosity and imagination, I want and hope to inspire people and add quality to this world and I desire to make the world a more exciting, JOYful and fun place.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?

The ocean has always been my favorite place to get inspired and to feel refreshed. If my friends ever visit California, I would love to take them to the beach first. I would want to walk along Santa Monica or Malibu beach, ride bicycles together, and show them the beautiful sunset.
I would also take them to Getty villa and/or Getty museum, which carry an abundance amount of inspirational and creative energy and share that space, that moment with my friends.
Then, we will have dinner on the Malibu pier with nature’s music from the sea playing in the background.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I have had so much love, inspiration and support from many people during my journey so far, but I want to dedicate my shoutout to my parents who love me and believe in me unconditionally in whatever I do. Even when my friends and colleagues back home advised that my intent to pursue the dream was too risky, my parents supported my dreams and trusted in me with endless faith. I know that I am tremendously blessed to have parents like them. And I also would like to mention Yoosik Kim, who was my first music teacher from Korea. He was such a nurturing educator and had a very open-minded way of teaching, which guided me to realize the deep desire of expressing myself through music.

Website: www.joyderose.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joyderose.music/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joy-lee-41a45117a/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTpyq1M3KloqHAxOo3O85rA

Other: Email : joyhyunjulee@gmail.com

Image Credits
Geoffrey Carter

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