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10 Jul 2013
Kerwin Young
It’s just after 2:oo am in Kansas City, Missouri.  Recorded the debut album of the Paul Shinn Trio (Paul Shinn – Piano, Dominique Sanders – Bass, Ryan J. Lee – Drums) took only 6 hours!!  Impressive.  These guys are some of THE BEST musicians I’ve...
9 Jul 2013
Kerwin Young
It’s that time!  Having served as the first resident composer with the Midwest Chamber Ensemble  for the past year, all I can tell you is that it’s been great!!  Interacting with musicians of all ages to perform new music is something for any com...
7 Jul 2013
Kerwin Young
Reblogged from ??? -?????: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akira_Ikufube http://akiraifukube.org Akira Ifukube - Symphonic Ode: Gautama the Buddha / ????: ???????? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKRbzAjU6Ss http://www.youtube.com/watc...
5 Jul 2013
Kerwin Young
Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle’s debut lp, “ The Freedom of Expression ” received recent notice in Downbeat Magazine’s album rating, which focused on Kansas City, Mo.  This is the first jazz album I’ve produced, and it’s been making a significan...
5 Jul 2013
Kerwin Young
Working backwards………hmn…..well, I’ve completed the third movement.  The first movement is almost complete, but it needs to sound big and heroic……. to me at least. I spend much time away from the piano and guitar; just writing, and then I’ll go c...
30 Jun 2013
Kerwin Young
One of the most difficult things to face as a composer is having to compromise for the instruments which are available.  As I’m currently composing my percussion concerto, there are several gadgets and instruments I’d like to include; most of whic...
30 Jun 2013
Kerwin Young
Prior to departing for Los Angeles, to attend the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction of Public Enemy,the staff of Twelvekc visited the UMKC campus to interview me.  Click the adjoining link to read the current June/July interview release.  ...
24 Jun 2013
Kerwin Young
Scholarly research has its ups and downs, and composing musical works that celebrate ancient history is no easy task. Researching the life of Sakanoue or Sakanouye No Tamuramara on-line, I’ve come across several racist remarks denying his ethnicit...
22 Jun 2013
Kerwin Young
Ex-rap producer trains to be a composer in KC SATURDAY APRIL 27, 2013, 4:19 PM BY HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH ASSOCIATED PRESS   KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Starting as a teenager, Kerwin Young helped craft the sound of Public Enemy, which recently bec...
19 Jun 2013
Kerwin Young
The official piano reduction of my bass concerto, Inescapable , is now complete!  It always amazes me how errors in the full score are never made apparent until one begins to break it down.   But, just as with all revisions, all notation errors w...
29 May 2013
Kerwin Young
NewMusicBox » Commissioning Music and Stuff .
23 May 2013
Kerwin Young
Today was another phenomenal recording session with Dominique Saunders, producing an incredible with KC’s finest musicians!!!!  MAKING MUSIC! Until next time………..stay tuned
22 May 2013
Kerwin Young
It doesn’t get any better than this!!!!  Being in the recording studio with KC’s BEST musicians, collaborating on a stellar album project……….it’s monumental.  WHO?  WHERE? WHEN?……well……..all of that will be revealed in the mysterious future.  Just...
21 May 2013
Kerwin Young
Ok, ok, ok.  So, I’ve settled on the subject of my percussion concerto, Sakanouye No Tamuramaro : Concerto for Percussion and Blown Instruments .  Hmnnn………this guy was Japan’s 2nd shogun, and a highly revered general; not to mention that he’s...
20 May 2013
Kerwin Young
Show #24 – Interview with Kerwin Young – Part 1 1. Intro, 510 Franklin, unity & mentoring, being the young guy, Eric Sadler & Keith Shocklee, knowledge of records, time frame, arrangement, BPM, stacking sounds, Hank & frequencies 2. The Verdict...
16 May 2013
Kerwin Young
The Midwest Chamber Ensemble and Greg Haynes (percussion) will be premiering my Percussion Concerto in November.  I’m in the process of working out my thematic material; planning, etc….  I’ll post more about this as the work progresses.     Al...
2 May 2013
Kerwin Young
UMKC Student compositions performed by the Kansas City Symphony On April 8, 2013 the Kansas City Symphony performed compositions written by students from UMKC’s Conservatory of Music and Dance. This is a wonderful opportunity for both ...
19 Apr 2013
Kerwin Young
By  LAURA SPENCER 11:18 AM  THU APRIL 18, 2013 Musician, composer and producer Kerwin Young The induction ceremony for the  Rock and Roll Hall of Fame  took place Thursday, April 18, in Los Angeles. Some of this year’s inductees i...
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