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"Powerful visuals and a compelling score. Truly does leave us Speechless"

Paul Nicklen
Paul Nicklen National Geographic

"Renaissance Woman"

The Herald Scotland
The Herald Scotland

"For me Miriama Young’s Grey Ghost was the highlight, with the audience playing the electronic music... on their phones to accompany the piano"

Fiona McCabe
Fiona McCabe Radio New Zealand

"Princeton seems a happening place these days, what with... composers such as ... Miriama Young"

Alex Ross
Alex Ross The New Yorker

"She draws no distinction between the conventional categorisation of musical genres and what a 'classical' musician ought to be doing"

Michael Tumelty
Michael Tumelty The Herald Scotland

"Miriama Young’s Zen Story... is spacious and pungent, with a gaunt simplicity that echoes Stravinsky"

Kenneth Walton
Kenneth Walton The Scotsman

"Miriama Young’s Zen Story has easily the best score, with suggestive chord-clusters and an elegiac mood"

Andrew Clark
Andrew Clark Financial Times

Miriama Young

Composer & Sound Artist

Hailed by The Herald Scotland as a 'Renaissance Woman' Miriama Young is a composer and sound artist whose eclectic interests move beyond distinctions of genre.

From chamber music to film scores, interactive sound for dance or installations, radiophonic work, and concert works for instruments or electro-acoustics.

Chamber & Orchestra

Young's work is performed & commissioned by ensembles from Norway to New Zealand, & includes performances by Scottish Opera, HD Duo, So Percussion, New Millennium Ensemble, the Nash Ensemble, New Jersey Symphony, Stroma, the Yesaroun' Duo, Strike Percussion, Now Ensemble, Xenia Pestova, & Bang on a Can.


 In addition to a comprehensive portfolio of instrumental chamber work, Young engages new technologies to explore direct physical engagement through sound in Interactive installations


Vivid Sydney

She has written extensively for voice in art song, opera and sound art

Zen Story for Scottish Opera

Inner Voices of Blue

The Prime Cut

1, 000 Kisses

Speak Volumes


New technologies & bespoke hardware/ software blur body, composer, performer

Grey Ghost



Or exploit the smartphone through sound Apps



Some work electronically manipulates the voice

The Point of Contact


Or explores the sound of human absence through film score

Speechless - The Polar Realm