Composer Secrets: Social Media, Eric Whitacre, Machinima, and Oliveros

Innovative Composer of today use social media, crowdsourcing, video chat, Second Life, and more to create new exciting works. Learn about the works of Pauline Oliveros, Eric Whitacre, Alex Shapiro, Matt Pittsinger, Lee Scott, and more.

Sabrina Pena Young


Crowdsourced Opera? Machinima Musicals? Telematic Performances? The 21st Century composer explores new technology to create innovative works in this EXCITING short documentary by futurist filmmaker and award-winning composer Sabrina Pena Young.

Works of Pauline Oliveros, Alex Shapiro, Robert Voisey and 60x60, Lee Scott's The Village Opera, Opera by You, Eric Whitacre, and More.




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Music Documentary Opera Heard Round World: Internet Collaboration & the 21st-Century Composer by Sabrina Pena Young


Young is the foremost expert on virtual opera production and online collaboration with the debut of her machinima opera Libertaria: The Virtual Opera. Libertaria includes a live international cast and film crew, virtual choirs, sound synthesis, machinima, and contemporary choral writing, produced entirely online using crowdsourcing, social networking, and the Internet. Libertaria premiered October 5th, 2013 in Lake Worth, Florida, with additional screenings at the Buffalo Women and Arts Festival, the UK-site Moviestorm, the Holland Animation Film Festival, and other venues.

Young is a sought-after lecturer and writer on music technology, social media, online collaboration, marketing, and contemporary music.

Works performed internationally at the Beijing Conservatory, the International Computer Music Conference, Miramax's Project Greenlight, the Athena Festival, the New York International Independent Film Festival, Art Basil Miami, Turkey's Cinema for Peace, Art Miami, and Pulsefield International Exhibition of Sound Art, the Holland Animation Film Festival, Australasian Computer Music Confetence, Buffalo's Women and Arts Festival, and countless venues worldwide.

"The music of Libertaria is an eclectic, accessible mix of styles, some of it more or less traditionally operatic, other parts closer to pop and Broadway. Fittingly for its subject matter, it has a rather dark tonal quality, though even the most somber moments of the score have prominent rhythms that propel the music forward." - Music Critic Greg Stepanich from the Palm Beach Arts Paper

Not limited to contemporary classical music and new media, Young enjoys writing commercial work like the upcoming third album for the Unravelling Music Series where she delves into everything from Lady Gaga to her original catchy folk tune "Pink Slips and Morning Joe," sung by Nashville veteran and member of the Buffalo-based The Carolina Gentlemen singer/songwriter Wes Walters.


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