Sabrina Peña Young

Sabrina Peña Young – Industry Panel

Saturday August 3, 2019, 3 pm – 5 pm, Kennedy Room, Millennium Hotel | $4 [Tickets]

Award-winning Composer and Filmmaker, M.M. in Music Technology (new media/film and audio engineering) at Florida International University

BIO: Called “Wagner 2.0” by the Palm Beach Arts Paper, award-winning Cuban American composer and filmmaker Sabrina Peña Young creates “groundbreaking” works like her animated opera Libertaria and animated film Spiritus, premiering August 28th in Buffalo.

In 2014 Young gave a TED Talk on the importance of online artistic collaboration at TEDxBuffalo. Inspired by science fiction, electroacoustic music, and graphic novels, Young’s works have been presented the Beijing Conservatory, Art Basil Miami, Turkey’s Cinema for Peace, Opera America NYC, Art Miami, Animasyros in Greece, and festivals on five continents. Her album “A Futuristic Music Anthology: The Electroacoustic Mind of Sabrina Peña Young” provides a broad spectrum of experimental sound synthesis that evokes the best of sci-fi dystopia. In 2018 Young received the prestigious Cintas Foundation Brandon Fradd Composer Fellowship. She is slated to be awarded this year for her work in animation, film, and music.

Young remains very active in the local Western New York film community as a composer, video editor, scary clown, and special fx makeup artist. Her Filmmaker Boot Camp is a unique opportunity for local filmmakers to create a festival-worthy film in just six weeks and produced films like “Welcome to Space Force” and “The Cure”, also premiering in Buffalo. Young is currently in preproduction for the animated children’s opera “Alicia” and plans on directing the short film “Resurrection Day” in 2020.