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Indy Film Spotlight Tonight! POCAST TED Talk, Machinima, Film and Music with Composer Sabrina Pena Young

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Indy Film Spotlight Tonight! POCAST TED Talk, Machinima, Film and Music with Composer Sabrina Pena YoungListen to Podcast:  http://www.spreaker.com/user/indyradio/sabrinapenayoungreturns
I am so excited to be chatting again with the Indy Showcase! We talk about the latest with Libertaria: The Virtual Opera, the new novel Libertaia: Genesis, TED talks, Machinima animation, film, music, and chocolate...and a touch of Halloween and Walking Dead! Was a great show and so glad to be a part of it! :) 
Host: Kinte @KinteFhttps://twitter.com/KinteF Co Hosts:
Shai G. @Shai_7 https://twitter.com/Shai_7
Shantay Branco @kittykat851987 https://twitter.com/kittykat851987
Olaf Barbosa @OlafBarbosa https://twitter.com/OlafBarbosa

@thespotlightHE https://twitter.com/thespotlightHE

Guest: Sabrina Pena Young @dalatindiva

See you in NYC Nov 4th Opera America Double Feature Sci-Fi Opera Films: Frankenstein and Mad Scientists!

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See you in NYC Nov 4th Opera America Double Feature Sci-Fi Opera Films: Frankenstein and Mad Scientists! I will be in NYC on November 4th for the Opera America showing of my electronic animated sci-fi opera Libertaria! The concert starts at 7pm, with a composer Q and A afterwards. Would love to meet fellow musicians in person! :) So if you are available, please come check out the concert!
CONCERT INFO: A Double Feature of Chamber Opera FilmsNov 4 2015 7:00PMTHE AVIVA PLAYERS Mira J Spektor - Artistic Director & Friends Celebrate our 40th Season with 3 Programs in 2015 at OPERA AMERICA - 330, 7th Ave NYC
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 4 - 7pm Aviva Players & Bank Street Films present: A Double Feature of Chamber Opera Films Travel to the Romantic Past of 1816 in Mira J Spektor’s VILLA DIODATI & to the Future with Sci-Fi Virtual Reality in Sabrina Pena Young’s LIBERTARIA
The Aviva Players, an acclaimed chamber ensemble, was founded in 1975 by Artistic Director Mira J. Spektor to research, …

How to Be a Composer TODAY: 3 Life-Changing Tips PART 2 Redefining Success

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In the last article How to Be a Composer TODAY: 3 Life-Changing Tips PART 1, I discussed three life changing tips to help you as you embark on your music career.
Redefining SuccessYou need to find out what YOU want. Redefine success for you. What is important? If you value freedom, then find a gig that pays enough for bills, downsize your lifestyle some, and enjoy your freedom! Do you value fame or prestige, do you need to support a family or want to balance family and working from home? Do you want to homeschool your kids or teach at a university? Do you want to mix the next great album, become a Youtube star, or create an app that hits #1 in iTunes? It is all possible. But you need to set up your goals.

What does your music success look like?
The retiree that sells folk song albums online and gigs with his bandThe educator that instills a love of music on the next generation of musiciansThe choral director who both ministers and directs or her choirThe audio tech who spends hours recor…

How to Be a Composer TODAY: 3 Life-Changing Tips PART 1

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3 TIps You REALLY Need to Know about How to Be a Composer TODAY Part 1Recently I have been thinking about why I chose the profession that I have, that of being a composer. Now I wear many hats, like many composers do today. On any day I could be a composer, a teacher, a writer, a sound engineer, a video editor, an animator, or...like most days...a parent and provider of questionably nutritious and strangely orange Mac-N-Cheese.

And I suppose that I am wondering about my role as a composer more and more each day as I realize that really composing is only a small part of the media universe that I occupy. I have been writing music since high school, yet my career took off when I decided to mix my classical training with bizarre animation and electroacoustic music. Maybe it was the kid inside of me that still gets excited when she hears the familiar melody from Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind or has her heart skip a beat when she hears John William's soaring brass in…

Libertaria: Genesis

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Libertaria: GenesisI recently rediscovered my passion for writing! 

After writing the complete screenplay for Libertaria: The Virtual Opera and then producing the film, I am excited that I just finished the science fiction novel Libertaria: Genesis, a riveting tale of the teen Libertaria who escapes from the GenTech Factory to team up with her addict father to defeat evil reverse aging geneticists. The novel delves much deeper into the story, revealing the hidden secrets that will destroy her.
Libertaria: The Virtual Opera is an animated opera, using the voice talents of an international cast and mixed by yours truly in my project studio. Unlike a live opera performance, Libertaria: The Virtual Opera will be a feature length animated film using a combination of computer animation and 2D art to tell the compelling story of the fiesty orphan Libertaria. Combining surrealism and graphic novel techniques, Libertaria: The Virtual Opera is both visually and aurally stunning, with an eclectic …