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© 2019 In The Realm Of Senses

Visual Artists

Maja Bosen

Artist and dreamer, weaver of wax and pigments. majabosen.com

Galina Shevchenko

Moscow born multi-media artists specializing in immersive video environments. galinashevchenkosequences.com

Kioto Aoki

Conceptual photographer and filmmaker.


Margarita Fainshtein

Internationally exhibited, Ukrainian-born artist trained in Israel and The School of Art Institute of Chicago. Currently living in Halifax. margaritas.sp

Christine Thomas Tsen

Poet and cellist who finds inspiration in nature and the human connection. christinethomastsen.com

Erwin Overes

Netherlands born wood sculptor with background in interior design. erwinoveres.com

Sound Artists

Access Contemporary Music

International collective of composers and performers advocating new classical music in various forms. acmusic.org

Spektral Quartet

Chicago based, Grammy nominated string quartet known for innovative programming and vibrant performances. spektralquartet.com

Kyong Mee Choi

Composer, organist, painter, poet, and visual artist, currently head of composition at Roosevelt University in Chicago. kyongmeechoi.com​​​​

Imaginative ensemble exploring cross-genre collaborations, deliverer of the unexpected.


Eighth Blackbird

Dynamic Chicago based four-time Grammy winning contemporary classical ensemble.


Ryan Ingebritsen

Composer, sound designer, sound artist, electronic musician crossing into multiple disciplines. wcawm.com​​

Amos Gillespie

Composer and saxophonist spanning many genres from jazz, film, theater, and dance. 


Matt Ulery

Composer, bassist, and bandleader known for his sweeping lyricism and expressive emotionalism.


Culinary Artists

Arun's Thai is the quintessential upscale Thai restaurant in Chicago, a fine balance between classic and contemporary, food and art. 


Marisa Paolillo takes an original and flavorful approach on many regions of traditional Indian food. mangopicklechicago.com

The first Michelin starred brewpub, rooted in the Bohemian spirit of collective ingenuity.


​​Small artisanal cholatier with a nod to France and Spain, infusing French culinary training with South Asian heritage. chocolat-uzma.com

Vibrant, authentic Indonesian street food with a creative twist. rickshawrepoublic.com

Tactile Artists

Alan Muraoka

Producer, set designer and art director with two Emmy and three Art Director's Guild nominations. alanmuraoka.com

Scent Artists

Christophe Laudamiel

An award winning master perfumer and scent sculptor known for his avant-garde olfactory explorations. dreamair.mobi

Ralf Schwieger

A  chemist and aesthetic designer of fragrances from Germany, trained in southern France, and currently based in New York City.

Victoria Frolova

A writer and fragrance expert. A creator of aromas and scent images. boisdejasmin.com

Bambi Montgomery

Atmosphere curator, perfumer. visionary, artful synesthetes, and Queen of the HIVE brand.


About the Creator

Jeff Yang is the creator of In The Realm of Senses, an idea he has had for over a decade. Jeff is a violinist born in Taiwan and originally from Seattle who came  to Chicago to study music at Northwestern and DePaul Universities. With degrees in both music and industrial engineering, he has always strived to find a balance between the arts and the sciences.


Yang was a member of the  Mannheim Steamroller and Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues bands for over ten years. He has also served as concertmaster for New Millennium Orchestra in Chicago, Emerald City Orchestra in Seattle, Spoleto Festival in Italy, and National Repertory Orchestra in Colorado. Yang has appeared in numerous PBS Sound Stage recordings with artists such Jewel, Faith HIll, Peter Cetera, Dennis DeYoung, Lyle Lovett, and has performed in live concerts with Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Bernadette Peters, and various other artists.  


Currently, Yang is the owner of Chicago Strings violin shop in Evanston where he deals fine instruments and helps professional musicians through his expertise.  He is a current member of Palomar, the performing group for Access Contemporary Music, Chicago Philharmonic, Skokie Valley Symphony, and can be often seen with Grant Park Symphony and other groups throughout Chicago.