new music in los angeles

new music in Los Angeles


Photo by Deidre Huckabay

Photo by Deidre Huckabay

wasteLAnd is thrilled to present music by Katherine Young throughout our sixth season. She will be on hand at our season opener where she'll peform a solo bassoon and electronics set and RAGE Thrombones will premiere a newly commissioned work.  You'll find her chamber music throughout the season, including a performance of her multimedia and percussion work, Releasing Bound Water from Green Material. We'll close the season with the Formalist Quartet performing a program of her string works. 

Katherine Young makes electroacoustic music using expressive noises, curious timbres, and kinetic structures to explore the dramatic physicality of sound, shifting interpersonal dynamics, and tensions between the familiar and the strange. As an improviser, Katherine amplifies her bassoon and employs a flexible electronics set up for solo and collaborative performances. The LAPhil’s Green Umbrella series, Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW, Ensemble Dal Niente, Third Coast Percussion, Spektral Quartet, Weston Olencki, Nico Couck / Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, Fonema Consort, others have commissioned her music. She’s excited about coming-soon projects with Lucy Dehgrae for Resonant Bodies Festival, WasteLAnd and RAGE, Distractfold Ensemble’s Linda Jankowska, Callithumpian Ensemble, and Yarn/Wire. She’s releasing new music this year with Michael Foster & Michael Zerang, Wet Ink, and Amy Cimini (as Architeuthis Walks on Land).


for prepared violin, soprano, alto sax, horn, harp & piano with amplification & electronics


Architeuthis Walks on Land 
Amy Cimini, viola+
Katherine Young, bassoon+