The Specters of 1948

Suk-Jun Kim (Composer), Kwangrae Kim (Other), Daegyeom Heo (Producer)

Research output: Non-textual formComposition


The Specters of 1948, a VR theatre performance piece produced by TOPOS with immersive sound, is an original VR theatre/film that reimagines the tragic history of Jesu Island in South Korea between 1948 and 1954 in which there was a massive massacre by the then new Korean government backed by the US right after the independence from the Japan Occupancy. The play/film approaches the event from the lens of Antigone, a Greek tragedy. In 1948 AD Antigone, this event and story are told by state-of-the-art technologies like VR filming, 3D digital scenography, and 3D immersive sound on a head-mounted device with headphones. The sound team led by Dr Suk-Jun Kim developed the production model for collecting and processing 3D sound materials during the preproduction, filming, and post-production stages to deliver immersive and narrative-leading sound and music.
Original languageOther
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2018


  • Composition
  • Sound Design
  • Immsersive Sound
  • VR
  • theatre
  • In and Out of Space

    Suk-Jun Kim (Organiser), Peter John Stollery (Organiser) & Silvia Casini (Organiser)

    17 Mar 201718 Mar 2017

    Activity: Attending or organising an eventAttending/organising Workshop, seminar, or course

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