Katherine Young makes electroacoustic music using expressive noises, curious timbres, and kinetic structures to explore the dramatic physicality of sound, shifting interpersonal dynamics, and tensions between the familiar and the strange.
As an improviser, Katherine amplifies and processes her bassoon. She has led her own groups, such as Architeuthis Walks on Land with violist Amy Cimini and sludge improv quartet Pretty Monsters, while also working with Anthony Braxton, Hans Joachim Irmler of Faust, Sam Pluta, Birgit Uhler, Tomeka Reid, and many others. The LA Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW, Ensemble Dal Niente, Third Coast Percussion, Spektral Quartet, Weston Olencki, and Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, are among those who have commissioned her music. She’s excited about recent and coming-soon projects with WasteLAnd and RAGE Thormbones, Lucy Dehgrae for Resonant Bodies Festival, Distractfold Ensemble’s Linda Jankowska, Callithumpian, and Yarn/Wire. She’s releasing new music this year with Michael Foster & Michael Zerang and Wet Ink.
Katherine will be a guest speaker for Sonnenzimmer Studio Visit on November 13, 2018.