Music Updates!

The American Music Society has awarded Sabrina Pena Young a music grant for the premier performance of World Order #5 at Kansas State University this November, under the direction of Kurt Gartner.

Progress on the commissioned work, World Order #5, has been a otherworldly audio experience. The electronic tape part, heavily inspired by the robotic truisms of Hal from 2001 Space Odyssey, creates a sound texture of an imminent apocalypse.

World Order #5 is written for percussion sextet, video, and electronic tape. The instrumentation includes vibes, marimba I and II, and three percussionists. The score and tape will be available through the American Music Society after November's performance.

The video for World Order #5 will be a combination of 3D and 2D animation techniques, and is the first time that Young will be using 3D animation for a live performance.

Sabrina Young just released her debut electroacoustic album, Origins. Cinematic soundscapes, pulsating rhythms, and enigmatic vocals envelop the listener in entangling textures and robotic mayhem. Origins is an otherworldly sound experience.

You can download Origins at i-Tunes HERE.

Millikin University in Illinois has commissioned a new multimedia work for percussion, video, and tape, to be premiered at the annual Halloween Concert. The piece is an eerie and twisted music dedication to the ghost, locally known as Rail Girl. Instrumentation for the work includes the use of the Waterphone, an unusual instrument known for its plaintive wailings. The piece will be conducted by Brian Justison.


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