Releasing Bound Water from Green Material

by Katherine Young



Accompanying videos by Michael Kenney available for viewing here:

Composed with support from Issue Project Room’s Emerging Artist Commission, Releasing Bound Water from Green Material was originally conceived as a multi-media piece with a fully notated percussion trio at its center, surrounded by permeating open-form pieces for a mixed ensemble. Working in close collaboration with composer Katherine Young, visual artist Michael Kenney created multifarious projections and a sculpture that externalized its insides as it projected memories of the objects it contained.

Since its debut in 2010, Young and Kenney have continued to play with the materials. All the music on Releasing Bound Water from Green Material comes from the live recording of the premiere performance. Exploring perceptual shifts initiated through processes of saturation, evaporation, filtering, and decay, Capacity is for gongs, drums and wooden objects. It has been left completely intact as it was premiered by TimeTable percussion trio.

Binding-Releasing I and II, however, have been completely reconstituted. Using samples from all parts of the concert, Young has remixed the materials into two new pieces that create an intimate, reflective frame for Capacity. Similarly, Kenney has reworked footage used in the live performance for these new videos.


released August 13, 2012

Music by Katherine Young
Videos by Michael Kenney

Matthew Gold - percussion, Alex Lipowski - percussion, Matt Ward - percussion

Brad Henkel - trumpet, Emily Manzo - piano, Nathaniel Morgan - saxophone, Dan Peck - tuba, Jeff Snyder - serge modular synth, Jacob Wick - trumpet, Katherine Young - bassoon

Mixed by Katherine Young
Mastered by Jeff Kaiser
Special thanks to Sam Withrow for pushing play on the back-up recorder!



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Katherine Young

Composer and bassoonist Katherine Young creates acoustic and electro-acoustic music that uses curious timbres, expressive noises, and kinetic structures to explore the dramatic materiality of sound, constantly shifting ensemble energies, and the tension between the familiar and the strange.

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