Andrea Young is a composer and performer who works with acoustic, amplified, processed and resynthesized voice, as well as a re-purposed sound-controlling voice enabled through feature extraction and data-driven live electronics. She is also a composer of instrumental music and works within several collaborative ensembles including EXO//ENDO, Phth, S[ILK]S, and Ensemble SISYPHE. Andrea is currently Artist-in-Residence at the Department of Music, Concordia University, Montreal QC.
Her compositions have been presented in Canada by The Music Gallery, Array music, NO HAY BANDA, Vancouver New Music, Calgary New Works, Open Space New Music and Innovations en Concert. Recent commissions have been for Array Music (Toronto), Architek (Montreal) and Quatuor Bozzini (Montreal). She has performed her work internationally at REDCAT and Automata, Los Angeles, DOT Air Festival, Rhode Island, eavesdropping, London UK, and ICMC in Athens, Greece.
Andrea has been performing works by André Cormier throughout the last ten years: for Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, the Wandelweiser Festival in Dusseldorf, Germany, the RISD Museum for CMW Ars Subtilior Festival in Rhode Island, USA, and in Grand-Barachois, NB, for the premiere of “Conversations”.
Her research has been published in The Leonardo Music Journal, her work with EXO//ENDO was released on EXOENDONOISE, and her performance of Agostino di Scipio's Audible Ecosystemics No.3b was published by La Camera Verde.
Andrea studied vocal performance and composition at The University of Victoria (2001), electronic music at The Institute of Sonology, The Hague (2007), and completed a DMA from The California Institute of the Arts, Valencia (2014). Her creative work, travel and studies have been enabled by several awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the BC Arts Council and The Herb Alpert School of Music.