We met Bora Yoon already in November 2006 while hosting the American Ophoniste Idol at fabulous Monkey Town in Williamsburg, NYC. Despite her amazing voice and obvious loopaholic talent the stern jury didn’t crown her as the official Idol that night, but she won our hearts when she emailed us about how the Ophones kept appearing in her dreams afterwards. Sonic dreams sure are rare treats.
After appearing in Wall Street Journal as the spearhead of mobile music making Samsung gave her a night of her own at snazzy Lincoln Center in the middle of Manhattan. After contacting us we provided Bora with early prototypes of the Ophonine Pophorn and she treated them just right by strapping them to a rotating turntable.The concert was a huge success with some 500 people in the audience. Afterwards the performer was surrounded by press flown in from the Samsung motherland. We wish Bora all the best for future Pophorning (and other) endeavours!Check out some more photos from the evening here and here. Or watch this clip with Mr Big Chin. You’ll see the Pophorns proudly dancing round the turntable by the end.