Young is a composer with interests in
real-time computer music, interdiscipinary
practice and performance. He studied at Oxford
University and with John Casken at Durham
University, completing a PhD in composition in
1995. He lectures at Goldsmiths, University of
London in the Electronic Music Studios (EMS).
He is co-founder of the Live
Algorithms for Music Network.
His recent music has focussed on
interactive/generative systems, exploring the
interface between composed and improvised
music-making. Argrophylax (2004/6),
written for oboist Chris Redgate, and ebbs-
(violin, cello, electronics, 2006) invite
performer(s) to negotiate a partly prescribed
score; instigating, and responding to,
computer-generated behaviours. Argrophylax
is available on the CD Oboe+: Berio and
Beyond available on iTunes here
& via www.oboeclassics.com.
projects, including aur(or)a (2007)
and _prosthesis (2007-) have
extended this approach into free improvisation
and machine learning. He has worked with jazz
musicians and improvisers as pianist, laptop
musician and/or composer, and has been
commissioned to provide electroacoustic music
for theatre and gallery exhibitions. A
photo-image/soundscape collaboration with John
World Circus, completed an Arts Council
UK tour in 2007.
information, sound files, scores, images: www.michaelyoung.info