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Why the Mainstream Media Does Not Care That #BlackLivesMatter

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Why the Mainstream Media Does Not Care That #BlackLivesMatterWe find ourselves in an interesting quandary in today's media-saturated environment. On one hand we have nearly unlimited access to music, films, TV, news, and more from literally all over the globe. On the other hand, the vast majority of the content that we consume, even from the Internet, is controlled by a handful of media corporations that have very definite agendas that at the least is centered on the bottom line and at the worst exhibits ideological demagoguery by ignoring or simply discounting the reality that many Americans face. 
White faces, white stories, continue to take the forefront in American Media even while the country is becoming increasingly diverse.
Most of us are well aware of inherent bias in the media, when scandalous celebrities like the Kardashians or the Bieber take precedence in the "news" over important crisis in our cities, overseas, and with our children. For example, you might no…

Contemporary Classical Composer Sabrina Pena Young Official Music Site, Filmmaker, Speaker, Writer: The SHOCKING Truth about Music School: What Your P...

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Contemporary Classical Composer Sabrina Pena Young Official Music Site, Filmmaker, Speaker, Writer: The SHOCKING Truth about Music School: What Your P...: You just enrolled for your first semester as a music major or minor. After being slammed with half a dozen ensembles, requirements to practi...


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Using Moviestorm Animation Software for a Music Project

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Using Moviestorm Animation Software for a Music ProjectI have been using machinima software for several years now. Machinima is a video game inspired animation style that allows the animator to manipulate preset characters in a video game environment to create animation. I have used a few different options in the past, from SIMS for my first machinima project to using Moviestorm for most projects nowadays. 

You can check out some videos below for my latest project Destiny: Eondwyr, a commission for Malletkat (an electronic xylophone like MIDI Trigger) and comic book panels. The music is from demo versions of the project and I used Moviestorm to create simple screenshot panels that were comic book fantasy inspired. As you can see the platform is pretty easy to use. 








The Landing - Science fiction Robot music - Sabrina Pena Young

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Cinematic music for Film, TV, Video Games, Apps, Business, and Youtube. Includes a collection of original science fiction soundtracks, horror music, dramatic songs, and more. 

Created by award-winning composer and filmmaker Sabrina Pena Young. Combining science fiction and fantasy in "epic" musical soundtracks and film, Young's works have been showcased throughout Asia, Europe, Australia, and the Americas at the Beijing Conservatory, the Holland Animation Film Festival, Miramax's Project Greenlight, the NY International Independent Film Festival, Art Miami, Art Basil Miami, and more. 

Official Artist Website 
sabrinapenayoung.blogspot.com
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Contemporary Classical Composer Sabrina Pena Young Official Music Site, Filmmaker, Speaker, Writer: Top 6 Signs That Your Spouse is a Musician!

Contemporary Classical Composer Sabrina Pena Young Official Music Site, Filmmaker, Speaker, Writer: Top 6 Signs That Your Spouse is a Musician!: Help! I Married a Musician!  The Top 6 Signs that You married a Musician! Is your garage full of broken sound equipment and instruments? D...

Mixing Kalimba Soundscape in Logic - 5090 Challenge Sabrina Pena Young

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Mixing a recorded kalimba part into a soundscape in Logic using East West symphonic choirs and Guitar Rig for the 50/90 song challenge (50 songs in 90 days). Will be uploading the free finished version here for download:

https://sabrinapenayoung.bandcamp.com/album/50-90-challenge-album

CYBORG MUSIC ELECTROID - Sabrina Pena Young

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Happy July 4th! What You Didn't Know American Nationalism in Classical Music

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When discussing nationalism in classical music, often the first American images that come
up are apple pie, the West, and patriotic marches. Yet the American experience for centuries have included the music from all over the globe and from indigenous societies. American music for centuries included influence from Africa, the West Indies, Europe, Asia, indigenous groups, and Latin America. 

In fact, when Anton Dvorak, a nationalist Bohemian composer, traveled the United States to gain inspiration for his New World Symphony, he based it on the music of the Native Americans and the African spirituals. To his European ears, the fresh and new American music that he heard was the music most unlike his own.

American music traditions and music from the New World (Western Hemisphere) are often overlooked until the 20th century. In the 20th century, European traditions had grown so much in the Americas, that talented composers insisted on training in Europe to complete their studies. However, th…

HOW TO BE A COMPOSER IN 5 SIMPLE STEPS - Sabrina Pena Young

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How to be a composer in five simple steps. Anyone can become a composer today! It just takes a genuine LOVE of Music!

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Young is the foremost expert on virtual opera production and online collaboration with the debut of her machinima opera Libertaria: The Virtual OperaLibertaria 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 InternetLibertaria 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. 





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