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Katherine Young

About this Artist

Katherine Young uses expressive noises, curious timbres, and kinetic structures in her electroacoustic music and sonic art. Relationship building is central to her practice. She has worked closely with Yarn/Wire, Wet Ink, Ensemble Nikel, Linda Jankowska, Oliva DePrato, Weston Olencki, and others. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW, Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, Third Coast Percussion, Ensemble Dal Niente, Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik, and others have commissioned her music. The University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art has commissioned her installation work. Katherine is a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow in Music Composition.

As a bassoonist and improviser, Katherine amplifies her instrument and employs a flexible electronics setup. She has documented her work on numerous recordings, including her debut with Sam Scranton as Beautifulish and recordings with Anthony Braxton. She earned her DMA in Composition from Northwestern and now teaches composition, improvisation, and electronic music at Emory University in Atlanta.