Discipline: Music Composition

Nina C. Young

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2021

Composer and sonic artist Nina C. Young creates works, ranging from concert pieces to interactive installations, that explore aural architectures, resonance, memory, and ephemera. She dialogues with natural acoustic environments, instrumental performance techniques, and digital signal processing. She is a Guggenheim Fellow, and she was the recipient of the 2015-16 Rome Prize in Music Composition. Nina is a professor at USC's Thornton School of Music and the co-director of NYC-based sinfonietta Ensemble Échappé. Her work is published by Peermusic Classical.

While at MacDowell, she worked on a violin concerto for Jennifer Koh, co-commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. She also worked on a new evening-length work for the Percussion Collective.

Studios

Delta Omicron

Nina C. Young worked in the Delta Omicron studio.

Delta Omicron Studio was funded by members of the musical fraternity in 1927. The building design is somewhat medieval in character, with an unusual cedar shingle pattern, a steeply pitched slate roof, intersecting gables, and small windows. After a 2016 deep-energy renovation, Delta Omicron is now the most energy efficient studio on the property. To enhance an…

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