Photo © Deidre Huckabay
If we are still
for electric guitars and electronics (2023)
Katherine Young is a composer and bassoonist from the USA. She uses expressive noises, curious timbres, and kinetic structures in her electroacoustic music and sonic art. Collaboration – and surprise! – are central to her practice. Her music has been commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW, Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, and others. She performs regularly as a soloist in ad hoc improvised groups and with projects such as Beautifulish (duo with Sam Scranton) and Architeuthis Walks on Land (duo with Amy Cimini). Katherine Young’s work as a bassoonist and improviser is documented on numerous recordings. She teaches at Emory University in Atlanta GA, USA, and was Guggenheim Fellow in Music Composition in 2021.