•Vancouver Review Media / Mark Mushet "There is another voice emerging from the wilderness that...aims to strike out in entirely new ways, embracing some powerful technological tools. Her name is Andrea Young" – Mark Mushet
•Artslandia – Q&A with Andrea Young http://artslandiavancouver.com/exploring-endothermic-exothermic-processes-music-qa-exoendos-andrea-young/
•Georgia Straight / Alexander Varty "Andrea Young leads multimedia descent into the abyss" – Alex Varty http://www.straight.com/arts/828361/andrea-young-leads-multimedia-descent-abyss
ANDREA YOUNG is a Canadian performer and composer specializing in experimental voice and live-electronics. She performs an acoustic, amplified, processed and resynthesized voice, as well as a re-purposed sound-controlling voice enabled through feature extraction and data-driven live electronics. While her work relies on digital innovation, her musical output relies on the integration of her digital interface with analogue and re-purposed electronic media.
Her compositions have been performed by Canadian ensembles Quatuor Bozzini, Suna No Onna, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, and presented by Vancouver New Music, Calgary New Works, Open Space New Music, Galerie Sans Nom and Innovations en Concert. She has performed her work internationally at REDCAT and Automata, Los Angeles, Casino Baumgarten and Espace Senghor for Kyma International Sound Symposiums in Vienna and Brussels, The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, as well as during ICMC in Athens. Andrea has premiered new works by Hector Bravo Benard at Het Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, André Cormier at Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, and Daniel Brandes at Open Space Gallery, Victoria. Her research has been published in The Leonardo Music Journal Vol.#24, her performance of Agostino di Scipio's Audible Ecosystemics No.3b was published by La Camera Verde and she is affiliated with several performing ensembles in Canada, USA and Europe including EXO//ENDO, ILK, OFFAL, Espace Vide and Ensemble SISYPHE.
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.