Nina C. Young

(b. 1984, New York)

Nina C. Young describes herself as a "composer and sound artist". The primary focus of her music lies in the sound itself. With an acute sensitivity for timbre and with a lively directness, her aim is to always introduce the listener to novel sounds.
We are very happy to welcome her to Peermusic Classical.


As a recipient of the Rome Prize 2015/16, Young was able to dedicate herself to her art completely during the course of a year in the Italian capital. During this period, Temenos was created – a work that investigates the intersections of movement, architecture and sound.

Spero Lucem was written for the Creative Dialogue VII Symposium. The work was premiered by Yoonhee Lee (violin), Tim Hansson (viola), Oskari Holopainen (violoncello), and Eirik Fosstveit (piano) on February 7, 2015 at the Helsinki Music Center's Organo Hall as part of Musica Nova Helsinki.

Memento Mori (Latin: "remember that you will die", 2013) is a symbolic reminder of the inevitability of death. Through the work, the listener can step outside of real time, perceive it anew, and give real thought to what life is about.

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