"Powerful visuals and a compelling score. Truly does leave us Speechless"
"For me Miriama Young’s Grey Ghost was the highlight, with the audience playing the electronic music... on their phones to accompany the piano"
"Princeton seems a happening place these days, what with... composers such as ... Miriama Young"
"She draws no distinction between the conventional categorisation of musical genres and what a 'classical' musician ought to be doing"
"Miriama Young’s Zen Story... is spacious and pungent, with a gaunt simplicity that echoes Stravinsky"
"Miriama Young’s Zen Story has easily the best score, with suggestive chord-clusters and an elegiac mood"
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.
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.
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
New technologies & bespoke hardware/ software blur body, composer, performer
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