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Cinematic soundscapes, pulsating rhythms, and enigmatic vocals envelop the listener in entangling science fiction textures and robotic mayhem. Be prepared for an otherworldly sound experience.

(Single) Breathtaking sonic soundscape. Futuristic explorations of the miraculas joining of God/Human and to create life/light and the sun/Son. Heavenly bodies collide with the formation of light.

 

 

Epic Sci-Fi Cinematic Sound and Dramatic Heart Stopping Vocals collide in this long-awaited Virtual Opera Soundtrack! 

 

Creation Electronica is a sonic exploration of creation and procreation within the contextual folds of sound synthesis. 

 

 

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SCORES

FREE SCORES AVAILABLE

My multimedia scores for live performers and tape are NOW AVAILABLE online at the Petrucci Liberary. 

If you are interested in performing the Creation Oratorio, World Order #5, or other works, follow this link to scores, click tracks, performance tracks, and parts:

Composer Sabrina Pena Young at the Petrucci Library

USAGE INFORMATION

You can download free scores of the following works, available at Archive.org. All of these works are available via a Creative Commons license for performance without fee, and some may be recorded, as well.




I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

If you record or perform one of my works, I would love to hear from you! Send me a quick email at spenayoung@gmail.com with your latest performance. 

SUPPORT NEW MUSIC

If you would like to support more new music, consider purchasing an album from the store, making a donation, or commissioning me for a new exciting work. Contact me at spenayoung@Gmail.com or through Elance.com.


PIANO

"In the Arms of Momma D" for Beginner/Student Piano Soloist

STRING AND ORCHESTRA

"A Glass of Water Lights the World" for Solo Cello

"Danza de la Muerta" Orchestral Miniature

Asphixivision for String Quarter (with parts)

PERCUSSION

"Agape" for Marimba Quartet

VOICE

"Song for the Forgotten Rose" for Soprano or Mezzo Soprano, Flute, Piano

"Spirit of Praise" World music church anthem

"Light" for Soprano Duet and Piano

"Light" for SATB and Piano

"Light" for SSA, Tape, Perc, and Elec. Piano

"Light" for SATB, TAPE, Elec Piano

BRASS

"Millieval" for French Horn Solo


Commissioning music gives YOU an important role in creating new art! 

LET'S MAKE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC TOGETHER!
Contact me at Spenayoung@gmail.com 


Whether the commission is for someone you love, a special occasion, for your ensemble, or because you love music, you will enjoy the important part YOU play in the creative process.


Some ideas for commissioned works include:


An original string quartet for a wedding
A romantic serenade for someone special
A choral work in a loved one's memory
A piece for the local youth orchestra or band
Radio and television jingles
Film music




PROGRAMMING A WORKIf you are interested in programming a composition or commissioning a new work, you can e-mail me through spenayoung@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you.
Movt 1 "Formado en un lugar Secreto"
Formed in a Secret Place
CREATION 
For SSA Choir, Tape, Optional Video, Percussion (3-6 players), and Electronic Keyboard. Sung in Swahili, Spanish, and English
complex multilingual intertwining of Afro-Cuban music and traditional choral music, the intermedia oratorio Creation celebrates diversity and the beauty of procreation. A celebration of culture, life, and humanity. To perform CREATION and acquire multimedia materials and click track, please contact me at: spenayoung@gmail.com


Free Download of Creation Score at Archive.org


FINAL CHORUS
Bwana Asifiwe "Come, Lord Jesus"
Performed by the Millikin University Women's Chorus and Millikin University Percussion Ensemble. Directed by Michael Engelhardt.



Song for the Forgotten Rose


A love song for Mezzo Soprano and Piano. Version available for Mezzo Soprano, Flute, and Piano. Please contact me at: spenayoung@gmail.com for more information.

SELECT PERFORMANCES

2012    Lonely Mother’s Cry and Light (The Association of Dominican Classical Artists, NYC)

            Light and Formado en un Lugar Secreto, Future of Music Symposium (Oklahoma Composer’s Association)

2011    American Recall, Athena Festival and Vox Novus 60x60 Concerts

2010    CREATION (Commissioned by the Millikin University Women's Choir and supported by the      Kentucky Foundation for Women's Artist Enrichment Grant)

            A Glass of Water Lights the World and Origins (Flutes with Poetry, Boston)

2009    World Order #5 (Moving Angel Film Festival London; University of N. Colorado; FTM10 Festival            University of North Carolina, Greensboro))

            Looking Glass (Nashville's Soundcrawl Avant Garde Festival)

2008    REQUIEM (Beijing Conservatory)

            World Order #5 (World Premier Kansas State University; Grant by the American Music Center)

2006    Psychosis I: Dissociation (Art Basil Miami)

            Innermost Thoughts of the Distorted Psyche' (SEAMUS)

2005    ENIGMA (Australasian Computer Music Conference)

2004    ENIGMA (International Computer Music Conference and El Instituto Cubana de la Musica)

2003     Conversations Wit de Churen (Main Title/Score) NY International Independent Film Festival     

            Confessions of a 7 yr old Killer (Pulsefield International Exhibition of Sound Art)

            World Order #2 (Cinema for Peace, Turkey)

2002     “The War” (Film Score; Miramax Project Greenlight Competition)

2000    Horizon for Orchestra (Tampa Contemporary Music Festival; Florida Orchestra World Premier)

            Warrior Poet for Symphonic Band (Tampa Contemporary Music Festival)          

SELECT PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

2012    The Compositional Collective: Crowdsourcing and Collaboration in the Digital Age  (Upcoming New Music Box Fall 2012)

2012    Women in Sound Art: 7 Musical Micro-Portraits ,TERZ  Magazine

2012    Tech Nerds: Contemporary Composition in the Digital Age, Future of Music Symposium, Oklahoma Composer’s Association

2010   Unravelling Music: Introducing Intervals Published by Easy Ear Training, UK

2009   The Feminine Musique': Multimedia and Women Today with "On Composing for Multimedia" (book), Lulu Publishing and Amazon

            Top Ten Mistakes When Composing for Percussion (essay)

            In Defense of Music Technology  (essay)
           
            Soundcrawl Mainstage: Critic’s Choice, SoundCrawl, Nashville, TN

            Soundcrawl: Festival in a Box, SoundCrawl, Nashville, TN

2008   Origins Solo Electroacoustic Album  (i-Tunes, Amazon)

            "Intermedia: Redefining American Music at the Turn of the Third Millennium" (Kapralova Society)         

            Origins Solo Electroacoustic Album  (i-Tunes, Amazon)
           
            Vox Novus International Mix 60x60       

2006    Cinema for Peace 2003 DVD Istanbul, Turkey

            "US vs. Them: The Creation of a Digital Audiovisual Landscape" Percussive Notes

2002     CD Release Conversations wit de Churen 2: All My Churen Main Title/Score R-4U Productions

TEACHERS

COMPOSITION, PERCUSSION, NEW MEDIA/FILM
Alexander Jimenez, Robert McCormick, Charles Lyman, Chuck Owen, Clare Shore, Kristine H. Burns, Frederick Kaufman, Hasan Elahi, Hilton Jones, Jacek Kolasinski, James Lewis, Jed Davis, Paul Reller, Seth Wexler

SELECT LIST OF WORKS, PERFORMANCES, COMMISSIONS/GRANTS

Abuelito (video, score), 2006

University of South Florida Percussion Concert, 2000

Airborne Sand (solo flute)
Sigma Alpha Iota American Musicale (Delta Chi), 1999

An American Gamelan (sano, French horn, percussion, flute)
Palm Beach Atlantic "Composer Jam", 1998

Angels Take Flight (tape), 2010
Easy Ear Training.com

Americana (film score), 2012
Mount Airy Productions, directed by Sean Fleck

American Recall (tape), 2011
60x60 Athena Mix at the Athena Music Festival, Murray State, 2011
60x60 International Mix 2010

"Arts and Oppression" Honors Installation (composer/performer)
USF Honors Department multimedia collaboration dedicated to the artwork of Holocaust victims and early 20th Century African-Americans, University of South Florida, 1999

As I Lay (machinima, score, performed by Anna Callner), 2007

Asphixivision (string quartet), 2000

Asylum  (tape), 2010
Album Unravelling Music: Introducing Intervals

Azulake' (percussion quartet)
Blue Lake Fine Arts Percussion Concert, Bass Music Center, Michigan, 2004

A Battle and a Victory (piano)
Palm Beach Atlantic University, Florida, 1997

Before the Dawn (tape), 2010
Easy Ear Training.com

Body Crash (tape), 2010
Album Unravelling Music: Introducing Intervals
Cancion (solo marimba)
Hispanic Heritage Festival, University of South Florida, 1999

Club Mango (tape) 2010
Album Unravelling Music: Introducing Intervals

Confessions of a Seven-Year Old Killer (tape)
Freeplay Concert Series Grand Valley State University, Michigan, 2007
"Voices on the Edge" Listening Room Project, Juried Traveling Exhibit Europe, China, United States, 2006
Electrolune (France), 2004
University of Maryland Art@Radio 2004
PULSEFIELD International Exhibition of Sound Art, 2003
(w/Dance Improvisation), 
Contemporary Music Festival (Tampa), 2000SYCOM Annual Concert (University of South Florida), 2000

Conversations on a Bus (simultaneous poetry)
Flower in the Sidewalk, 2001

"Conversations Wit de Churen' " (maintitle/filmscore)
New York International Independent Film Festival, 2003
Various Florida film festivals, New York film festivals, and New York clubs, 2002-2003
Self-titled CD, private release, 2002

Creation (Multimedia Oratorio)
Full Scale Multimedia Oratorio commissioned by the Millikin State University Women's Chorus and conducted by Michael Engelhardt. Completed in 2009, scheduled World Premier on April 16th, 2010 in Decatur, Illinois.

Winner of the 2011 Search for New Music Competition from the IAWM.

CYBERNATION (tape)
Vox Novus 60x60 Dance at Gallapagos Art Space, NYC, 2009
Zlatko Cosic Video Collaboration, Gavle, Sweden, 2009
Zlatko Cosic Video Collaboration, Gavle, Sweden, 2008
Elektra Special, French Television Broadcast, TNA, 2008
Stimulatania Art Gallery, Strasbourg, France, 2008
CSUF Annual New Music Festival, CSU Fresno, CA, 2008
60x60 Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England, 2008
Zlatko Cosic Video Collaboration, Duquesne Univ., PA, 2008
60x60 Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY 2008
60x60 University of Central Florida, FL 2007
Vox Novus 60x60 International Mix, NY, NY 2007
Collective: Unconscious New York, New York, 2007
EuCuE, Concordia Univerisity Montreal, Quebec, 2007
Arts NOW Series Raleigh, North Carolina, 2007

Danse' Amoebe (supercollider)
Origins album, CD Baby, 2008
 Art@Radio, University of Maryland, 2004
Florida International University Student Composer Recital 2003
IEEE and Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) conference, 2003

Danza de la Macabre (orchestra miniature), 2009
Vox Novus 60x60 Orchestra Project 2011

Desert Run (tape), 2010
Album Unravelling Music: Introducing Intervals

Dollmare (video editor, score), 2006

A Doll's Wish (string orchestra)
Reading by the University of South Florida Orchestra, Tampa, Florida1998

Digestive Tracks (analog sound synthesis), 2000

Eight Children's Songs (children's choir)
Museum of Science and Industry, Tampa, Florida, 2001

Emostates (video/performance art), 2006

Endless Tunnel (multi-percussion solo)
Arts and Oppression, University of South Florida Honors Installation, 1999
Sigma Alpha Iota American Musicale (Delta Chi), 1999

Enigma (video/score)
Score only, Origins album, CD Baby, 2008
Australasian Computer Music Conference (Australia), 2005
SUNY Remix Sound Series, 2005
University of Texas Gamma UT Conference, 2005
X International Electroacoustic Music Festival "Primavera en la Habana 2004" (Cuba), 2004
EARS: Electroacoustic and Research Society Inaugural Video Concert (Florida International University), 2004
International Computer Music Conference, 2004

Eva Sleeps Tonight (tape), 2010
Easy Ear Training.com

Evolution of Man (animation, score), 2006

ETASL (tape/performance art)
SYCOM Concert, Tampa, Florida, 2001
Hispanic Heritage Festival, University of South Florida, 2000

Fallen (tape) 2010
Album Unravelling Music: Introducing Intervals

Fate Laughs at Me (bassoon)
Reading, University of South Florida, Tampa, 1998

Final Transmission
Origins album, CD Baby, 2008

Flower in the Sidewalk (director/producer)
Funded by a grant from the University of South Florida
Urban arts extravaganza of forty artists, 2001

Folds of the Mind (flute, percussion quintet) 2000

Forgotten One (tape)
Red Tend Movie, 2012, directed by Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost

Fluctuations (violin, piano)
Reading by Hilton Jones and Bill Hayden, USF, 1998

Fluidity (marimba, video), 2005

A Glass of Water Lights the World (violincello)
Wertheim Performing Arts Center, Miami, Florida, 2003
Spotlight on Women Composers, Boston, 2010

Gray Woman of the Glade (percussion, tape)
CCHS Time Capsule, Davie, Florida, 1995

Horizon (full orchestra) Contemporary Music Festival (Tampa), Florida Orchestra
Commissioned by Sigma Alpha Iota (Delta Chi Chapter), 2000

Halloween Horror 3000 (HH3K) (tape) 2012
Easy Ear Training Halloween Track

I Laugh Back (clarinet), 1998

In and Out of the Box II (video collaboration)
Collaboration between FIU Architectural and Art Department, 2007

Innermost Thoughts of the Distorted Psyche (video/score)
Eastman School of Music Women in Music Festival 2007 Rochester, NY 2007
Athena Music Festival Murray State University, KY, 2007
SEAMUS National Conference Beall Micro Hall, Eugene, Oregon, 2006
IAWM International Congress Wertheim Performing Arts Center, Miami, Florida, 2006
Women and Identity Festival, Deep Listening Institute New York, 2005

Irrelevant (tape), 1999

Isolation (machinima, score), 2008

Joanna Walks (percussion and oboe), 2000

Journey (percussion trio)
Palm Beach Atlantic University "Composer Jam", 1998

Juan Si Remix (Music Video of Juan Si Gonzalez's Patriot Games)
International New Media Festival Miami, Florida, 2007
Libertaria: The Virtual Opera (animated opera) In Progress
Science fiction animated opera starring an international cast. Set for screening in 2013. Includes Metal InkBaby Machine, Pilar of the Underground, Lullaby, Lost Confession, Lonely Mother's Cry, Absolution and many other operatic numbers for SAT, virtual choirs, and tape.
Light (Soprano Duet, Pno; SATB & Tape) 2012
Originally part of the Creation Oratorio
2012 performances with the Association of Dominican Classical Artists
Scheduled 2012 performances in Argentina for composer's performance ensemble

Looking Glass I (video, score)
Score only, SoundCrawl: Mainstage Critic's Choice (CD)
Score only, SoundCrawl:Festival in a Box (CD)
Score only, Nashville's First SoundCrawl 2009
Score only, Origins album, CD Baby, 2008
"Imagine" Exhibition, Atlas Gallery, Miami, Florida 2007

Looking Glass II (video, score) 2007

Lullaby (composite video/score)
Score only, Origins album, CD Baby, 2008
University of South Florida Student Film and Video Association Annual Competition, First in Experimental Video, 2001
(w/performance art), University of South Florida Electronic Music Club Concert, 2001
(score only), Art@Radio, University of Maryland, 2004
 

Mermaid Song (tape), 2010
Easy Ear Training.com

Metamorph (synthesizer, video, tape)
Score only, Origins album, CD Baby, 2008
MNEO (video; music by Seth Keith)
IEEE and Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) conference, 2003

Millieval (French Horn)
Performed by Frank Kalan, Tampa, Florida, 1999

Monica (Film Score)
Directed by Rob Cabrera

Morgana (tape)
Origins album, CD Baby, 2008

Mr. PotatoHead's Debut (tape)
Art@Radio, University of Maryland, 2004

"The Mysterious Monsters" (director, score)
Video Project with ArtREACH, arts program for homeless children
Young at Art Children's Museum, 2005

Night Vision (piano), 1998

On the Edge of Time (for an unspecified number of sound producers)
Palm Beach Atlantic Percussion Concert, Florida, 1997

Origins (debut solo electroacoustic album), 2008
CD Baby, Amazon, i-Tunes, and other retailers

Origins (video, score), 2008 
Title track, Origins Album, CD Baby and i-Tunes, 2008
Score only, 
Women Composers Spotlight, 2010

Portrait of Urban Life (video/score)
Art Miami, Miami, Florida, 2007
IEEE and Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) conference, 2003

Psychosis I: Dissociation (CG Animation/Score)
Music Festival Austin, Texas 2007
Zero Gravity Exhibition, Art Basil, Miami 2006

RE: The Extermination of Planet 61366 (Earth) (l
Laptop ensemble) 2009

RELLERISMS (instrumental chamber ensemble), 2000

Repeataeper (tape), 1999

REQUIEM (video/score)
2008 Beijing Congress on Women in Music Beijing Conservatory, China

Revolution Devolution (tape), 2010
Wkms, Public Radio Station
Vox Novus 360 Degrees Scarlet Mix
Vox Novus Order of Magnitude Series

ROY (musique concrete)
Arts and Oppression, University of South Florida Honors Installation, 1999
University of South Florida Student Composer Concert 1999

Seasons (video, score), 2005

Serenade (video/score)
IEEE and Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) conference, 2003

A Song for Ebony (solo piano)
Flower in the Sidewalk, 2001

Sludge (tape)
Art@Radio, University of Maryland, 2004
Phi Mu Alpha American Composer's Concert, University of South Florida, 2001

Spirit of Praise (SATB), 2000

Tewaizations Intermedia Concert (co-producer, composer, performance art, percussion)
Intermedia concert collaboration, Deep Listening Institute New York, 2005

Tewaizations Study 1 (video, Malletkat)
Tewaizations, Deep Listening Institute NY, 2005

Tewaizations Study 2 (video, Malletkat, performance art)
Tewaizations, Deep Listening Institute NY, 2005

Theme for Young Love (mezzo soprano, piano, flute)
Plantation Baptist Church, Florida, 2006

To Her Child (mezzo soprano, soprano)
Palm Beach Atlantic "Composer Jam", 1998
Trippin' (sax, piano)
Flower in the Sidewalk, 2001

Turtle Songs (video, piano)
Performed by the piano studio of C. Sidaras, Ohio, 2008

Udu Invasion (symphonic band)
Reading by the University of South Florida Symphonic Band, 1999

Untitled Walk #3 Installation (tape, performance art)
Multimedia collaboration, Florida International University, 2004

US vs. Them (percussion ensemble, video, tape, performance art)
Score only, Origins album, CD Baby, 2008
Millikin State University Percussion Ensemble, Albert Taylor Theater, Illinois 2008
Article "US vs. Them: The Creation of a Digital Audiovisual Landscape" (Percussive Notes), 2006
Kansas State University Percussion Ensemble, McCain Auditorium 2005

Valley of the Shadow (stop motion animation/score)
Score only, Origins album, CD Baby, 2008
EARS: Electroacoustic and Research Society Inaugural Video Concert (Florida
International University), 2004

Virelaan (Percussion Ensemble, Handbell Choir, Video, Tape)
i Percussion Ensemble, 2009
Millikin University Percussion Ensemble, Albert Taylor Theater, 2008

"Voices of the Churen" (film score, main title)
Directed by Kalup Linzy, New York International Independent Film Festival, NY 2002
CD Release Conversations wit de Churen 2: All My Churen, R-4U Productions, 2002

"The War" (film score)
Finalist in Miramax Project Greenlight Competition, 2002

Warrior Poet (symphonic band) Contemporary Music Festival (Tampa), University of South Florida Symphonic Band, 2000

WKMS Radio (jingles)
WKMS NPR Radio Station in Western Kentucky, 2009

World Order #1 (dance mix)
Origins Album, CD Baby, 2008
Art@Radio, University of Maryland, 2004

World Order #2 (video/score)
DVD Compilation Release of Cinema for Peace 2003 Istanbul, Turkey, 2006
Cinema for Peace (Turkey), 2003
IEEE and Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) conference, 2003

World Order #4 (cello, narrator, percussion, performance artists, piano, tape, video)
Florida International University New Music Ensemble Concert, Florida International New Music Ensemble, 2004
Florida International University Student Composer Concert, Florida International New Music Ensemble, 2004

World Order #5 (percussion ensemble, video, tape)
University of Northern Colorado, 2009
Angel Moving Image Festival, London 2009
Murray State University New Music Concert, 2009
Feminist Theory and Music Conference 2009 at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro 2009
Kansas State University Percussion Ensemble 2008
Recipient of American Music Center CAP Grant 2008