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10 Jun 2016
Kerwin Young
It’s been almost 7 years since releasing the last Kasuf and the Mazz Muvement album. During that time, I completed both a bachelor and a master degree in music composition, at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Danc...
4 Jun 2016
Kerwin Young
The month of May brought forth three premieres, one documentary film ( Full Court: The Spencer Haywood Story ), and two concert premieres ( Cry of the Queenless King and Cellét ). All were very successful! Cry of the Queenless King premiered at...
5 May 2016
Kerwin Young
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29 Apr 2016
Kerwin Young
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25 Apr 2016
Kerwin Young
Just finished composing Cellét, a coasque for ten cellos that will premiere 30th May 2016 in St. Louis, as part of a cello fest. A little over ten minutes, I’m now editing and preparing the parts and score for the ensemble. I’m wrapping up prod...
15 Mar 2016
Kerwin Young
Kasuf and the Mazz Muvement’s latest album, Spaceship Chronicles, is completed mastered! Be on the lookout for its debut in the coming months. In the film world, I’m producing new music for Full Court: The Spencer Haywood Story . New music will...
24 Feb 2016
Kerwin Young
January and February have presented new music in film and television, with Dirty Grandpa , and American Crime Story: The People Vs O.J. Simpson . February 28th, the Fulcrum Point New Music Project, with support from New Music USA, th...
22 Dec 2015
Kerwin Young
Since graduating from the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance in May 2015, I’ve had more time to study scores. In so doing, I’ve begun conducting through several scores, marking them with my colored pencils, and really getting deeper into the sub...
4 Dec 2015
Kerwin Young
I thought I was done composing! I was wrong. After completing Symphony No. 4 (Kasufhetep I), I composed a 7-minute work about a doll collection over a span of three days. It’s a haunting, awe-inspiring work if you ask me. It’s written for percussi...
25 Nov 2015
Kerwin Young
As 2015 draws to a close, I’m happy to mention that I’ve completed two symphonies this year, Symphony No. 2 (Khemet West), and Symphony No. 4 (Kasufhetep I). Symphony No. 4 is approximately 47 minutes, and I really love it. Composed in only two mo...
6 Nov 2015
Kerwin Young
Movement three was completed this evening, and once again, edits were made while drafting and orchestrating. It’s an in-your-face bolero, bringing the total running time to just under thirty minutes. The third movement is nine minutes, and I’m qui...
27 Oct 2015
Kerwin Young
Guess what? I’ve managed to complete the first two movements of the my fourth symphony within the past month. I’m on a roll! I’m editing as I go to reduce the amount of post editing I’ve been accustomed to with previous large scale works for orche...
24 Oct 2015
Kerwin Young
As a composer of orchestral music, which follows many years of composing and producing popular music (hip-hop, soul, rock, country, funk, jazz, house, reggae, etc…), several concert programmers assume that my orchestral and chamber works are mere ...
19 Oct 2015
Kerwin Young
With no present work assignments to interfere with my time, I’m writing my fourth symphony. About a week ago, I was averaging one-minute of new music a day. Currently, I’m averaging about 3 minutes per day. Without a doubt, I will complete this wo...
19 Oct 2015
Kerwin Young
Yes Yes Yall, it’s the latest release of Kerwin “Sleek” Young’s Beats Breaks & Rhymes Vol 2 ! Peep it HERE . Closing out 2015 with the second Chopped Herring release of some hot, unreleased hip-hop flavors from the 1990’s. Recorded at the l...
10 Oct 2015
Kerwin Young
I just want to shed some light on those of you who want to get ahead fast. Many of you have done your studying of past artists and their success. You’ve studied the music and the business. Many of you can run down the history of how a particular s...
6 Oct 2015
Kerwin Young
Just on the heels of completing a third symphony, I’m now composing a fourth. I’m averaging about 1-2 minutes of new music per day with this one. It is a prequel to Symphony No. I (Empire of Kasuf). Until I am commissioned to score an epic major m...
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