Katherine Young

Katherine Young

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CalArts Campus

9:00am - 11:00am, B302 (ROD) - The Ensemble

2:00pm - 4:00pm, B324 - Undergrad Composers' Forum

School of Music Visiting Artist

9:00am - 11:00am

2:00pm - 4:00pm


Katherine Young makes electroacoustic music using expressive noises, curious timbres, and kinetic structures to explore the dramatic physicality of sound, shifting interpersonal dynamics, and tensions between the familiar and the strange. As an improviser, Katherine amplifies and processes her bassoon for solo and collaborative performances. She has led her own groups such as Architeuthis Walks on Land with violist Amy Cimini and the sludge improv quartet Pretty Monsters with violinist Erica Dicker, drummer Mike Pride, and guitarist Owen Stewart-Robertson, while also working with Anthony Braxton, Hans Joachim Irmler from Faust, Maja Ratkje, Mary Halvorson, Peter Evans, Sam Pluta, Birgit Uhler, Tomeka Reid, and many others. The LAPhil’s Green Umbrella series, Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW, Ensemble Dal Niente, Third Coast Percussion, Spektral Quartet, Weston Olencki, Nico Couck / Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, and Fonema Consort are among those who have commissioned her music. She’s excited about recent and coming-soon projects with WasteLAnd and RAGE Thormbones, Lucy Dehgrae for Resonant Bodies Festival, Distractfold Ensemble’s Linda Jankowska, Callithumpian Ensemble, and Yarn/Wire. She’s releasing new music this year with Michael Foster & Michael Zerang and Wet Ink.