Sunday, February 19, 2017


2/11 - with Stephan Moore & KG Price as part of Merce Cunningham: Common Time
MCA, Chicago 60611

2/17 - with Austin Wulliman
part of the 2nd annual Frequency Festival 
Constellation, Chicago 60618

2/23 - with Anne La Berge, Dana Jessen & Sam Pluta
Elastic Arts, Chicago 60647

3/10 - Distractfold premieres bow breath crow for amplified string trio & spatialized electronics
at the Cut 'n' Splice Festival
Hallé St. Peter, Manchester M4 6BF

3/13 & 3/18 - Architeuthis Walks on Land in San Diego!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Fall 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016 - Aurora Nealand, KAY & Friends
@ The Hungry Brain, Chicago
with The Few, Helen Gillet, James Singleton, Jeff Albert Quartet

Sunday, September 18, 2016 - Matt Barbier plays puddles and crumbs
@ Automata, Los Angeles

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - Nico Couck performs Earhart & the Queen of Spades
@ BKA Theater, Berlin

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - Solo and with Dave Rempis, Albert Wildeman & Ryan Packard
@ The Oberlin Modern Music Guild, Oberlin, OH

October 7, 2016 - Matt Barbier performs puddles and crumbs 
@ WasteLAnd, Los Angeles

Monday, October 10, 2016 - Chicago Symphony Orchestra's MusicNOW premieres where the moss glows for eight players, amplification & electronics
@ Harris Theater, Chicago - part of the Ear Taxi Festival

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - Kyle Bruckman, Sam Pluta & KAY
@ Elastic Arts, Chicago

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - Fred Lonberg-Holm, Roland Ramanam & KAY
@ Elastic Arts, Chicago

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - Ensemble Dal Niente performs like a halo
@ Garrison Theater, Claremont, CA

Sunday, October 30, 2016 - Nico Couck plays Earhart & the Queen of Spades at Transit Festival
@ STUK, Leuven

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - Peter Evans, Sam Pluta, Ben Lamar Gay & KAY
@ Constellation, Chicago

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - Dan Peck & Jacob Greenberg of ICE perform Underworld (Dancing)
@ Abrons Art Center, NYC

Summer 2016

Friday, June 3, 2016 - Open Ears Festival: KAY Solo
@ The Registry Theatre, Kitchener, Ontario, CA
with Bernice & Tenderness

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - Mark Shippy, Erica Dicker, Aaron Zarzutzki & KAY
@ Elastic Arts, Chicago
with Nick Millevoi's Desertion Trio & Michael Vallera 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - Till by Turning performs Jessica Pavone's Quotidian
@ The Stone, NYC

Friday, July 29, 2016 - Claudia Solal, Benoit Delbecq & KAY
@ 19 rue Paul Fort 75014 Paris

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - Nico Couck premieres Earhart & the Queen of Spades for solo electric guitar & electronics
@ Darmstadt Internationale Ferienkurse Fur Neue Musik, Darmstadt, Germany

Monday, August 29, 2016 - John Niekrasz, Shawn Decker & KAY
@ Experimental Sound Studio: Option Series

Spring 2016

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - Pretty Monsters 
(KAY, Erica Dicker, Owen Stewart-Robertson & Mike Pride)
@ Luxury Lounge, Brooklyn
with Anna Weber & The Ghost. Hosted by Cory Bracken

Friday, March 4, 2016 - Pretty Monsters 
@ JACK, Brooklyn
with Iktus Duo & Ashcan Orchestra

Sunday, March 13, 2016 - Jorrit Dijkstra, Jason Stein, Keefe Jackson, Brian Labycz & KAY
@ Hungry Brain, Chicago

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - KAY Solo 
@ Constellation, Chicago
with Spunk (Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje, Hild Sofie Tafjord, Lene Grenager &
Kristin Andersen)

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - Church Chords (Steven Buono, Mark Shippy, Pat Samson, Pat Wagster & KAY)
@ Hideout, Chicago
with Health & Beauty

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - Ryan Packard, Albert Wildeman & KAY
@ Elastic Arts, Chicago
with Sonnenzimmer

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - Albert Wildeman, Ryan Packard & KAY
@ The Owl, Chicago

Thursday, January 28, 2016

February 2016

Monday 2/15 - K.A.Y & Weston Olencki
Option Series: Katherine Young & Weston Olencki 

Friday 2/19 - K.A.Y. with Austin Wulliman, Daniel Dehaan, Weston Olencki & Amy Cimini
Northwestern University Galvin Hall

Monday, November 16, 2015

Experimental Music Yearbook: graveled crumbled strewn

Experimental Music Yearbook has published graveled crumbled strewn. 

The score - including videos & audio tracks - are all here:

This awesome group of L.A.-based people also performed the piece on Friday 11/6 in LA.

Here's a review of what was an awesome concert:

"Graveled crumbled strewn by Katherine Young was first up and performed by a large group that included strings, winds, guitar, electronics and a video. This began with a single pitch from the soprano sax, matched in the violin whose tone quickly broke down into a rough, scratchy sound, like a cable under tension. Breathy sounds came from the flute while the lower strings produced a calm, welcoming chord and it was as if we were standing outside on some open, windswept hill. Meanwhile, the video showed construction equipment in the distance with the sounds of heavy, mechanical clanking. The instruments picked up this theme and began to issue a series of industrial sounds – the snap of a cello string and some humming in the horns. This portrayal – aided by the images in the video – proved very convincing, as if we were in the middle of a construction site, surrounded by powerful mechanical activity. With a steady siren blast from the horns, as might be heard for a shift change, the sounds ceased. Graveled crumbled strewn is a convincing realization of forceful earth moving processes experienced in close proximity." - Paul Miller, New Classic LA