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11 Dec 2018
Kerwin Young
Interview conducted by Namhiya Ati, 10 December 2018 Ati: Hi Kerwin, again it’s a pleasure to interview you. During our previous interview, you were composing your seventh symphony. How is that coming along, and what difficulties have you en...
14 Nov 2018
Kerwin Young
2018 has been a very busy year for composer Kerwin Young, who is now in the midst of writing his seventh symphony. The year has seen the completion of Symphony No. 6 (The Plagiarist) , his ballet suite Dumas-Pushkin Suite , the revised Reclamat...
28 Aug 2018
Kerwin Young
Contrary to belief, and due to much ignorance by interviewers who constantly reject publishing the facts I give them, I come from a traditional music background. I may not have had piano or violin lessons, but I was first chair alto saxophone in...
23 Aug 2018
Kerwin Young
Several people have requested that I post a list of all the rap artists I’ve worked with over the years. There may be a listing somewhere in a previous blog, but here is a dedicated blog that addresses this concern. Here is a complete list of ar...
22 Jun 2018
Kerwin Young
Super-Mega props to my buddy Brian Tyler for a kick score to Kevin Costner’s Yellowstone . A few months back, I read in Film Score Monthly that Brian had the gig, but totally forgot; until I saw his name appear in the opening credits. What I lo...
31 May 2018
Kerwin Young
Hot off the press is the newly composed and completed ballet suite, Dumas – Pushkin Suite . Mentioned in my blog, it is highly anticipated in Europe (France, Russia, Prague, and Berlin). It’s a homage to two of the greatest literary artists sin...
14 May 2018
Kerwin Young
Kerwin Young composes new orchestral suite adulating two literary icons, Alexandre Dumas and Alexander Pushkin. His Dumas-Pushkin Suite is highly anticipated in both France and Russia. It’s only a matter of time before America recognizes it’s ge...
26 Apr 2018
Kerwin Young
On April 22, 2018, the University City Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of maestro Leon Burke III, premiered my Season of Autocracy. University City Mayor, Shelley Welsch, on the final day of her term, issued a proclamation in honor of the conc...
30 Aug 2017
Kerwin Young
Every orchestra in America that isn’t serving it’s community with music composed by living composers, and programming that does not engage or reflect the ethnic diversity of its city or community at large, should be terminated. Any orchestra not s...
30 Aug 2017
Kerwin Young
When an orchestra decides to program a particular orchestral work by a composer, generally that means they are committed to honoring the instrumentation. After seeing the L.A. Phil perform Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7 “Leningrad”, I refuse to l...
30 Jul 2017
Kerwin Young
Kerwin Young composes Guanyin of the Southern Sea , a fantasy for guzheng, women’s chorus, and orchestra. Young is no stranger to Chinese instruments, having composed solo works for zheng, as well as suites for pipa, erhu, and guqin. His work h...
1 Jul 2017
Kerwin Young
One of our era’s brightest composers of prolific orchestral works, Kerwin Young again puts the pencil to the paper for his third orchestral work in 2017. On the heels of  Symphony No. 5  and  Season of Autocracy , there are no signs of Kerwin slow...
26 Jun 2017
Kerwin Young
Within a few days of completing Symphony No. 5 (Perseverance), I began a much shorter work for orchestra; which I’ve just completed.  With a duration a little north of nine minutes, it’s now edited, compiled, and ready for marketing. I feel quite ...
12 Jun 2017
Kerwin Young
The most agonizing moment is when you’re right in the middle of mocking up a bad-ass orchestral cue, and your computer freezes! That just happened to me! Luckily, I’d already saved the session. After re-booting, it froze twice more. I’ve long ne...
27 May 2017
Kerwin Young
In a conversation this morning with an artist/producer I know from Roosevelt, Strong Island, I mentioned “ managing a music publishing company is like managing a farm. There are many facets to attend to; more than you think. ” K!
26 May 2017
Kerwin Young
I just wrapped up Symphony No. 5 (Perseverance) . It’s approximately 46 minutes, and it about wraps up my lengthy orchestral works for awhile. The next group of orchestral works I’ve got lined up are all single movement works, and a lot shorter t...
18 May 2017
Kerwin Young
I’ve just completed the fourth movement of Symphony No. 5 . I’m working on movement two now; then I’ll be left to make final edits, which I do along the way. So far, the work is 40 minutes long. When finished, it’ll be a little under an hour. I’v...
28 Apr 2017
Kerwin Young
Recent Concert Works The recent success of Songbirds: Suite for Violin and Piano, has had seven performances since January, and it is my first breakout piece EVER. Inspired by its success, currently, I’m simultaneously composing Symphony No....
10 Jan 2017
Kerwin Young
January 2017 is under way, and I’m releasing three new albums. Each is designed to highlight my film scoring chops, and I hope, will appeal to seasoned filmmakers and film composer agents. Two albums, Nkrumah ,  and The Night Of… , are concep...
24 Dec 2016
Kerwin Young
Just wrapped up two film score albums for the 4th quarter 2016; which I plan to release during the first quarter ’17. Both albums were composed, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered in 3 weeks! Yeah man! Now, Symphony No. 5 is back in swing....
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