• An Angel at Mons 

      Young, John (Recording, musical)
      John Ewings was among the few people who claimed to have witnessed the vision of an angel on the battlefield at Mons in August 1914. In 1980, aged 101, he gave a compelling account of his experience in an interview for ...
    • Brink 

      Young, John (Recording, musical)
      Brink attempts to convey a form characterised by continuous sonic renewal and evolution. I like to think of sound as physical matter and, by blending parallel processes of transformation and recurrence, this work aims to ...
    • Forms of Space 

      Young, John (Recording, musical)
      This output consists of two movements of acousmatic music, premiered in full at the 2013 Espace du Son Festival, Brussels. The work aims to project as themes not solely the gestural, spectral and referential materials ...
    • Inventing Air 

      Young, John (Recording, musical)
      The title of this work is derived from an E. E. Cummings poem—evoking imagery of twilight as a vast spatial canvas for birdsong and a zone of spiritual reflection. In the work I wanted to create the sense of intimate ...
    • Lamentations 

      Young, John (Recording, musical)
      This work investigates the projection of narrative in acousmatic music through the integration of a minimal amount of spoken text and digitally processed real world sounds. Within that frame a further imperative is evocation ...
    • Notes, Sounds, Outside and Insides: Perspectives on Pitch in Acousmatic Music 

      Young, John (Article)
      Acousmatic music has facilitated some of the most radical extensions of musical materials and methods available to the composer, moving beyond the traditional instrumental paradigm centred on melodic and harmonic forms ...
    • Time, Motion and Memory 

      Young, John (Recording, musical)
      A swing was one of my favourite childhood playthings. Its gentle motion and plaintive sound opened for me a very intimate world of contemplation, fantasy and imagination. This piece could be thought of as a sonic environment ...
    • Virtual 

      Young, John (Recording, musical)
      Virtual attempts to convey the idea of an illusory soundscape set in vibrant motion by the wind — an invisible and capricious source of energy for the ‘virtual’ objects in the space, the exact nature of which we are left ...