Tuesday, August 13, 2013

August-Early September 2013

I've got a some really exciting projects coming up in the next month! I'll be recording a new record with Amy Cimini as Architeuthis Walks on Land, and performing the complete version of my multi-movement piece Four Chambered Heart with Till by Turning and beautiful video by Paul Rowley in New York. Guess summer is over! Details below.

Architeuthis Walks on Land: EMPAC Residency
8/26-9/2 Amy Cimini and I will be in Troy, New York, recording a new record as Artists-In-Residence at EMPAC.

Till by Turning performs Four Chambered Heart
Launching the Music at First 2013-2014 season, Till by Turning premieres my concert-length cycle of pieces Four Chambered Heart. We are thrilled that award-winning filmmaker and visual artist Paul Rowley has created a video installation for the performance that hints at the work's avian and apocalyptic preoccupations.

Watch a preview video here! http://vimeo.com/70723507

Written for Till by Turning, Four Chambered Heart is a meditation on Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. In this 8-movement piece for violin, viola, bassoon and piano, Young explores Messiean’s musical materials and time-suspending techniques through her own musical language, incorporating open and song forms, amplification, and noise. Four Chambered Heart grafts material and mundane apocalyptic suggestions onto Messiaen’s spiritual concerns. Coming from and returning to visual silence, Rowley has crafted a video for each of the piece’s interior 6 movements using colorful patterns, shifting repetitions, and suggestive imagery.