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14 Oct 2013
Kerwin Young
Coming to you is a young, new artist out of Kansas City, Missouri, whose family has over 60 years experience in the recording industry.  Chosen Voice is his name, and his family’s legacy is the fabulous soul sister, Ms. Marva Whitney; as well as t...
29 Aug 2013
Kerwin Young
Akira Ifukube and Lalo Schifrin are two of my favorite composers.  Whenever I come across worthwhile reading regarding these two, I have to share it.  Here is a blog posting on Ifukube by Randall D. Larson. Go here
15 Aug 2013
Kerwin Young
The Baddest Bassist around!!!  Dominique Sanders  has his first single release from his upcoming debut album Friday, August 16th, 2013. We just wrapped up production, and it’s slammin’!!!! In the words of Dominique, “ VERY VERY GOOD things to com...
15 Aug 2013
Kerwin Young
So far, this year has allowed for two great debut albums; a collaboration with emerging, young artists. Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle and the Paul Shinn Trio released outstanding albums this year, both of which I am involved as producer.  If ...
30 Jul 2013
Kerwin Young
Yes!!  It’s finally an official premier performance date for my Erhu and Pipa Suite for a Lonely Man. Click here for more details Also, I’ve just completed a new work for Soprano, Women’s Choir and Orchestra.  My percussion concerto that c...
29 Jul 2013
Kerwin Young
At 43, I still receive replies stating, “ We do not accept any un-solicited material ”. What’s this about?  I guess all of the work I’ve put in means nothing.  The Grammy nominations, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honor, the major motion pictures...
15 Jul 2013
Kerwin Young
Below is a splendid Sibelius tutorial by Daniel Spreadbury, which I found to be quite useful while composing my percussion concerto. I had forgotten how to create a cut-away score, and I was fortunate to find this blog.  So, I re-posted it here. ...
15 Jul 2013
Kerwin Young
I met Roc Marciano back in 1990-91 through my peeps Da and Oguh, while I was working at 510 South Franklin Ave, in Hempstead, NY; home of Public Enemy’s recording studio. These cats (Da, Oguh, and Roc) are family for sure, and it’s great seeing my...
11 Jul 2013
Kerwin Young
Fantastic Voyage: The Musical Journey of Kerwin Young .
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 .
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