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David Young : Represented Artist

David Young is an artist with experience in music, artistic direction, sport, social enterprise and mental health.

Random Audio Sample: Ninazu (soprano with guitar) by David Young, from the CD Bittersweet


Photo of David Young

Photo: Ralf Hiemisch

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Artist website: http://www.davidyoung.de

David Young is an artist with experience in music, artistic direction, sport, social enterprise and mental health.

David was the founding artistic director of the cross-artform company, Aphids, from 1994-2009. He was also artistic director of Chamber Made Opera from 2009-2013, and festival director of Next Wave in 2001-2002.

As a composer he has worked with many musicians and ensembles in Australia and around the world, notably in Japan, Denmark and Belgium. He has a special interest in graphic forms of music notation, his most recent work employing watercolour.

David co-founded the charity, Social Firms Australia, which supported community organisaitons to set up businesses that employ people with and without disabilities. He also worked for the Mental Illness Fellowship in psychosocial rehabilitation and employment support.

Sport has always been an important part of his life, progressing from competing in and coaching gymnastics, to teaching tai chi, and completing a marathon in Iceland. He has cycled from Berlin to Copenhagen, and goes swimming as much as possible.

Born in Australia, he now lives in Berlin and has trained as an Alexander Technique teacher, working with people to realise their full potential. He practises at Berlin's Zentrum-für-Alexander-Technik and his private studio in a range of modes including one-on-one coaching, masterclasses and workshops.


David Young — current to May 2018

Studied with

Liza Lim (1991)

 

Collaborated with

Carl Rosman (1991)

Natasha Anderson (1997 - 2006)

Eugene Ughetti (2002)

 

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for
2013 Art Music Awards: Award for Excellence by an Organisation or an Individual Finalist (Individual) 20 years of commissioning, curating and producing new Australian art music.
2013 Art Music Awards: Award for Excellence by an Individual Finalist 20 years of commissioning, curating and producing new Australian art music
1999 Paul Lowin Song Cycle Prize Highly Commended Thousands of Bundled Straw V

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Waiting to turn into puzzles (audiovisual work) Commissioned by Aphids (Musical group).
Digital sheet music sample Thousands of bundled straw III : for soprano, oboe, violoncello & pianoforte Commissioned by Æquatuor (Musical group).
Not music yet (solo piano) (2012) Commissioned by Zubin Kanga.
The Minotaur trilogy (chamber opera) (2011) Co-commissioned by Ten Days on the Island and Dr Peta Gillingham, as part of the New Music Network 2011 Series.
Esaurita (Breakdown) (flugelhorn with piano) (2010) Commissioned by Madeleine Flynn, Tim Humphrey.
Digital sheet music sample Natura morta : for solo percussionist (2009) Commissioned by Eugene Ughetti.

Analysis & Media

- Program note: David Young's "Thousands of Bundled Straw"

- Program note: Lacrimae Rerum

- Review: The Song Company Modern Art Series Tears of Things 17 June 2001

- Review: The Song Company Cage Uncaged 15 September 2007

- Review: The Song Company Cage Uncaged 15 September 2007

- Video: David Young (Yung?), a portrait