NINA C. YOUNG

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Jan 4th 2017 to Jan 16th 2017 | Jan 3rd 2018 to Jan 15th 2018 | May 21st 2018 to Jul 8th 2018
  • PRACTICE : Composer/musician
  • FROM : USA
  • TWITTER : @composernina
  • INSTAGRAM : @composernina

Young's compositions are characterized by an acute sensitivity to tone color, manifested in aural images of vibrant, arresting immediacy. Her experience in the electronic music studio informs her acoustic work, which takes as its given not melody and harmony, but sound itself. Her music has garnered international acclaim through performances by such ensembles as the American Composers Orchestra, Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, and Yarn/Wire. Winner of the 2015-16 Rome Prize in Musical Composition, Young has also received a Koussevitzky Foundation Commission from the Library of Congress; a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; and the Salvatore Martirano Memorial Award, among others. She has received fellowships to residencies at the Aspen and Atlantic Music Festivals, Nouvel Ensemble Modern's 2014 FORUM, and the Tanglewood Music Center. Recent commissions include a pocket concerto for bassoonist Brad Balliett; a mixed media work for the American Composers Orchestra; a site-specific collaboration with the New Chamber Ballet at the Bramante Tempietto; and new pieces for the American Brass Quintet and pianist Marilyn Nonken. Young is collaborating with vocal bassist Andrew Munn and the Nouveau Classical Project on an evening-length, interdisciplinary cantata entitled Making Tellus: a work for voices, mixed chamber ensemble, and interactive media that addresses the current socio-political conversation surrounding the Earth’s rapidly changing geology.  Read more at ninacyoung.com.