Miriama Young

Photo: Ishna Jacobs

Miriama Young is a New Zealand-Australian composer, sound artist and educator based at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Miriama graduated from Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand, then with a Fulbright pursued a PhD at Princeton, USA. Her work with film has attracted awards at major festivals worldwide, her installations have featured at Vivid Sydney, and her radio work on National Public Radio (USA), ABC (Australia), and Radio New Zealand. Young’s work is featured on several recordings and albums, including ‘Iron Tongues’ on Strike Percussion’s album Strike: New Zealand Percussion Music (NZ Classical Album of the Year, 2001). From Norway to New Zealand, her music is performed by ensembles as varied as Sydney Symphony, Scottish Opera, and Syzygy Ensemble; and her portrait album released on ABC Classics (Australia, 2023).