Monday, November 24, 2014

Diligence Is to Magic as Progress Is to Flight ... out Dec 14!

Molly Roth Scranton is making beautiful drawings that will be part of the art for the cassette release of Diligence Is to Magic as Progress Is to Flight. Each tape will come in hand-made packaging, and each of the limited-edition do-it-yourself box sets will come with an original drawing by Roth.

And here's a teaser video from the folks at Parlour Tapes+...


Monday, November 3, 2014

Nov-Dec 2014

11/7-11/9 - WELS UNLIMITED 28: Erica Dicker, Emily Manzo & Katherine Young (Till by Turning) 
Wels, Austria

11/21 - Young/Wildeman/Rosaly
Debut performance of this trio with Albert Wildeman (bass) & Frank Rosaly (percussion).
@ Transisitor Gallery, 3441 N. Broadway, 60657
8 PM - Free (donations) - BYOB

@ the Owl, 2521 N. Milwaukee 60647

12/7 -  Alternating Currents Live presents...ARCHITEUTHIS WALKS ON LAND 
@ Woodland Pattern, 720 East Locust, 53212

12/14 - The Frequency Series presents...

* RECORD RELEASE SHOW * with Parlour Tapes+
featuring J. Austin Wulliman & Ensemble Dal Niente
@ Constellation, 3111 N. Western, 60618

Preorder the limited edition multi-cassette box set to make your own installation here!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Architeuthis Walks on Land - The Surveyors


Friday 9/26 @ Constellation
Chicago, IL

9:30 PM

Friday 10/17 : University of California, Irvine

Sunday 10/19 : University of California, San Diego

Monday 10/20 : mata, Los Angeles


"While their music poses no particular danger beyond the challenge of unfamiliarity, its reach justifies adopting the name of a critter that has tentacles ten yards long....fearless improvisers" - Bill Meyer,

"[On the] experimental duo’s new album, The Surveyors (Carrier)...they’ve never sounded more in sync. Improvisation has always been key to their music, but the three core pieces on the new record rely on predetermined material, which lends potency and focus to the performances by dissolving any initial flashes of chaos with keen compositional logic." - Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

UT San Diego interview with Amy“I look for someone who I can communicate with really clearly, someone who is not judgmental in respect to what they hear in the moment,” Cimini said. “Katie and I really started improvising together; neither of us had a very kind of robust improvisatory practice. We found our way into this world together.”

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Sun 6/8 - Puddles and Crumbs for trombone & electronics 
Weston Olencki premieres the first part of a work-in-progress!
@ Northwestern University

Mon 6/9 - PRETTY MONSTERS + Jessica Pavone
@ Quinn's, Beacon, New York

Tues 6/10 - 12 Duets (DCWM) 2012 with Anthony Braxton hits the streets!

Wed 6/11 - PRETTY MONSTERS + Jessica Pavone + Tom Rainey / Matt Nelson / Dan Peck
Silent Barn Brooklyn, NEW YORK

Sun 6/15 - SOLO + Jessica Pavone + Rosie Langabeer
@Random Tea Room

Wed 6/25 - recording session with ENSEMBLE DAL NIENTE for our upcoming release on Parlour Tapes+

* pre-order the limited edition 8 channel box set here! *

with Troy Schafer, Casey Anderson &; Scott Cazen
@Elastic, Chicago

Thu 7/10 - SOLO Set
@Comfort Station Chicago

Sat 7/12 - Puddles and Crumbs for trombone & electronics 
Weston Olencki performs my piece as part of the Under the Radar Festival
Omaha, NE

Sun 7/27 - Coppice + Katherine Young | Weston Olencki 
@Constellation - 8:30 PM

8/2 - Summer Festival of Being and Becoming
performing as part of an Arthur Russell tribute event at Kunsthaus Bregenz with Joel Gibb from Hidden Cameras

8/3-8/17 - Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music
participation in workshops with Simon Steen-Andersen and ensemble soundinitiative, as well as with Martin Iddon and Distractfold.

8/21 - Luftbrücke and ON Neue Musik Köln present Summer Pairs, a night of improvised music > > > > KatherineYoung/Brad Henkel (USA), Jooklo Duo (IT), Klirrlicht (DE)
@ Kunsthaus Rhenania, Bayenstraße 28 Köln - 20:30

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Spring 2014!

4/17-4/19: Anthony Braxton: Trillium J (The Non-Unconfessionables) with the Tri-Centric Orchestra 
@Roulette, NYC

4/18: Joann Cho premieres For Elaeth for solo piano
as part of her "Eleath Songs" commissioning project

4/20: Architeuthis Walks on Land
Amy Cimini (viola) + Katherine Young (bassoon)
@Spectrum Gallery, 121 Ludlow
8:30 PM

4/29: Ensemble Mocrep performs The Life You Save May Be Your Own 
for amplified flute, bass clarinet, cello, piano, percussion and 8-channel tape
{Chicago premiere!}
@DePaul University School of Music Concert Hall
8 PM

5/15: Ensemble Mocrep performs The Life You Save May Be Your Own
for amplified flute, bass clarinet, cello, piano, percussion and multi-channel tape (4-channel version)
@DePaul University

5/17: Ingrid Laubrock & Tom Rainey Duo
Excited to sit in - along with Tomeka Reid - for the second set with these amazing musicians!
@Constellation, 3111 N. Western 60618

5/19: Eric Leonardson, Carol Genetti, Albert Wildeman & Katherine Young
@Myopic Books

5/21: Slice Series: Peter Maunu (guitar, mandolin, violin), Albert Wildeman (bass) & Katherine Young
@The Beat Kitchen

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Feb-March 2014: 3 premieres +

2/9 - Spektral Quartet Sampler Pack
Austin Wulliman and I will perform excertps from Diligence Is to Magic as Progress Is to Flight

2/28 - Paul Rowley's film - created for the music of Till by Turning's Four Chambered Heart, Mvmt 8 - at Les Recontres Internationales in Paris!

3/9 - In collaboration with visual artist Sae Jun Kim,
I'm contributing a sound installation and solo performance to the exhibit "Call & Response" at the Evanston Art Center.

The show is up March 9-April 13. Opening day performance at 2:45.

3/18 - Dal Niente premieres like a halo, only involving dust and water, not ice
for prepared violin, soprano, alto sax, horn, harp & piano with amplification

at the New Sounds Festival at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo!

3/19 - Fonema Consort premieres Master of Disguises
for 2 sopranos, bass clarinet & tenor saxophone

New Music in the Park – Singing Instruments
Berger Park Cultural Center, 6205 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago IL 60660
7:30 PM

3/19 - Spektral Quartet releases their mobile minis RING TONE project!
8:30 pm

Monday, January 13, 2014

January Concerts

1/17 - ICP & The Whammies Present Small Groups
Excited to play with Jorrit Dijkstra and Jason Stein - sharing the bill with some of the best!
Han Bennink, Ari Brown, Jason Roebke, Jeb Bishop, Mary Oliver, Tomeka Reid, Pandelis Karayorgis, Mike Reed, Josh Berman

Constellation, 3111 N. Western, 60618

1/21 - sfSoundSalonSeries : : George Cremaschi, Katherine Young, and sfSoundGroup perform solo and group improvisations

center for new music, 55 taylor, san francisco 94133