Andrea Young is a Canadian musician 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.
She has performed her work internationally at REDCAT and Automata, Los Angeles, La Sala Rossa for Innovations en Concert, Montreal, 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’sAudible 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.
Andrea Young, Michael Day, Braden Diotte, Marina Hasselberg, Sharon Chohi Kim, Micaela Tobin perform EXO/ENDO (Young) and premiering ECHO GREY by Erin Gee, KDCPTD by John Mutter and SCHWARZE SONNE by Ulrich Krieger.