Oct 6, 2019
I really enjoy talking with Nina Young. Her excitement for her work - and music/art in general - is ever-present, and her approach to composition is something that will resonate with a lot of us. Her background is unique, combining a love of engineering and science with a deep passion for music, the result is a deep and satisfying body of work that is easy to approach.
I saw Nina talk at Expo '74, and the speech was very inspiring - it gave me the desire to work with people, combine concepts and iterative development into a greater whole, and to be willing to take a chance on new work ideas. The chat we had for the podcast takes that even further, helping me understand how she honed her work through education and trial-and-error, and how a constantly evolving set of work keeps her on her toes - and exploring options both new and ancient.
I really enjoyed this talk, and I also kind of envy the sound of the birds twittering in the background - it's starting to get cold here in Minnesota, and that sounds pretty idyllic! I hope you enjoy it too!