Composer Bio

Award-winning composer and published author Sabrina Pena Young composes mind-numbing electroacoustic works heard in Asia, North America, Australia, and Europe. Her multimedia works have been performed at venues like the Beijing Conservatory, the International Computer Music Conference, Miramax’s Project Greenlight, the Athena Festival, the New York International Independent Film Festival, Art Basil Miami, Turkey’s Cinema for Peace, and Pulsefield International Exhibition of Sound Art.

sabrina pena young

Composer Sabrina Peña Young

Recent projects include World Order #5, an apocalyptic tale about the decimation of the human race by a viral mutation written for the Kansas State University percussion ensemble, 3D animation, and electronic music, and the Creation, a CGI multimedia oratorio composed for the Millikin University Women’s Chorus and Millikin University Percussion Ensemble. Creation won the New Genre Prize from the 2011 IAWM Search for New Music. Performances of “Light” from Creation in 2012 included performances in Argentina and NYC.

In 2010 Sabrina Peña Young began work on Libertaria: The Virtual Opera, a sci-fi animated opera set in the year 2139 AD. Libertaria includes a live international cast and film crew, virtual choirs, sound synthesis, machinima, and contemporary choral writing, and is produced entirely online using crowdsourcing, social networking, and the Internet. Libertaria premiered October 5th, 2013 in Lake Worth, Florida, with additional screenings at the Holland Animation Film Festival, the Buffalo Women and Arts Festival, the UK-based Moviestorm Website, and other venues.

Origins, a riveting album of cinematic soundscapes, pulsating rhythms and enigmatic vocals, was released on CD Baby and i-Tunes in 2008. Origins includes World Order #1, a pounding dance piece about nuclear war and Looking Glass, a nightmarish musical poem. In 2009 Young published The Feminine Musique: Multimedia and Women Today. The Feminine Musique traces the intersection of experimental music and new media through the works of innovative composers and artists who embraced social change, technology, and music.Young has written for the Kapralova Society Journal, Percussive Notes, Panpipes, the IAWM Music Journal, the SEAMUS Music Journal, and various fine arts websites.

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