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Hometown: Born in Nyack, NY, now based in New York City
Think of: A John-Cage-like boldness in experimentation. Young, who held a fellowship residency at the Tanglewood Music Center this summer, creates complex instrumental and electronic soundscapes.
What caught our eye: Young won the Audience Choice Award at this year’s Underwood New Music Readings for her piece “Remnants” which earned her a commission to compose an original cellphone ringtone.
Light-bulb moment: “The music bug bit me as a teenager, but it wasn’t until I attended Bowden Music festival in Maine as a violinist that I realized that it could be a career.