Sae Heum Han is an LA based electronic music composer. His musical journey began in his childhood in South Korea, with cello and classical music. He maintained his studies throughout his move to Canada and United States playing in orchestras and other various classical music ensembles while consequently exploring and immersing himself within western popular music. While attending Berklee College of Music to study Electronic Production and Design, Han started composing experimental electronic music under the moniker mmph, and released 2 EP’s in 2016. His  EP “Dear God” garnered the attention of publications and critics, drawing comparisons to sonic puzzle makers by the likes of Oneohtrix Point Never, and Arca. Serenade, his ensuing EP released on Tri Angle, found Han tinkering with classical tropes à la Wagner to evoke a newfound expressive romanticism resulting in a project that plays like a mini-opera. Acclaimed remixes of Perfume Genius‘s ‘Braid’ and Haim‘s ‘Summer Girl’ built on this.

In April 2023 Han released his latest album Harvest on cult Shanghai based label SVBKVLT. It’s been five years since Han released Serenade; three years ago, Han was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that immediately changed his priorities. Now in remission, Han looks back on this period as a time of emotional evolution where the ideas behind Harvest could be unravelled. The album emerges from his desire to reconnect with the Korean music he heard when he was growing up in Seoul, using these discernible timbres as building blocks to decorate his advanced palette of electronic sounds and processes.

Outside of his work as mmph, Han composed for Apple’s Shot on iPhone “Experiments” series along with other Apple campaigns, created the soundtrack for 2019 film “Saving Zoe”, and assisted Bobby Krlic (The Haxan Cloak) in scoring Enemy Within on NBC. Additionally, Han is an additional composer on the In 2018, Han did an official remix of the Perfume Genius song “Braid”. Mmph’s compositions bring to life the crossroads of classical music arrangement and forward-thinking electronic sound production. show “Search Party” as well as working on music for the Jordan Brand under Nike.