Sabrina Pena Young

Sabrina Pena Young

Music composer, editor and animator in Buffalo, New York

About Sabrina

Award-winning composer and obsessive sci-fi fan. Director/Composer of the "epic" and "groundbreaking" machinima opera Libertara: The Virtual Opera and experimental films, as well as commercial composer for film, media, and classical music. I love mixing animation, sci-fi, film, and technology into new and exciting expressions of visual art.

ABOUT
Sabrina Peña Young, the daughter of Dominican and Cuban parents, grew up in South Florida during the 1980s. Starting her creative journey as a musician, Young spent her teen years and much of her college life performing in various orchestras, alternative bands, and avant-garde ensembles. While at University of South Florida in Tampa in 2000, Sabrina Peña Young became involved with SYCOM (Systems Complex for the Recording and Performing Arts), an experimental enclave of composers and media artists and abandoned the sticks for technology. She worked with Emmy-winning director Charles Lyman at Atlantic Productions before leaving Tampa to study music technology at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, in 2003.

Over the next several years Young explored media and music, writing music and creating zombie effects for indie B horror films, composing complex electronic media works like World Order #5, composing music for Kalup Linzy in his film Conversations wid de churn II and studying film for a year at Florida International University in Miami where she premiered works like A Portrait of Urban Life at Art Basil Miami and Arts Miami before dropping out in 2006 to teach art to homeless children.

Combining her love of music and love of science fiction imagery, in 2011 Young received a New Genre Award from the International Alliance for Women in Music for her futuristic multimedia oratorio Creation. In 2012 Young composed scores for the Rob Cabrera animated short Monica (2012) and Sean Fleck's time-laps film Americana.

Wanting to explore film further, Sabrina Peña Young began production on Libertaria: The Virtual Opera, a science fiction machinima opera produced entirely online. In 2013 Libertaria: The Virtual Opera was premiered in Lake Worth, Florida.


Name: Sabrina Pena Young

Lives in: Buffalo, New York

Occupation: Music Composer, Editor, Animator, Sound Editor, Sound Designer, Sound Mixer and Screenwriter

Unique traits: Music Technology, Machinima, Animation, Sci-fi, Horror, Musicals, Opera, Video Editing, Writing

Credits

  • Invisible Strings

    Invisible Strings (2016)
    Film (Animation, Short, Fantasy, Music and 1 More) Composer Add a Plot »

  • Bug Love

    Bug Love (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer Add a Plot »

  • Singularity

    Singularity (2015)
    Film (Animation, Short, Romance and Sci-Fi) Composer In a time when progress has outstripped the need for humankind, a young cyborg attempts to save his lover from a fate worst than death in this experimental animated film by award-winning composer Sabrina Pena Young.

  • Urban Night: Sounds (In progress)

    Urban Night: Sounds (In progress) (2014)
    Film (short) Composer/Animator

  • The Village (in progress)

    The Village (in progress) (2014)
    Internet Composer

  • Destiny: Eondwyr (in progress)

    Destiny: Eondwyr (in progress) (2014)
    Music Composer/Graphic Artist

  • TimeMan

    TimeMan (2014)
    Film (Animation, Short, Fantasy and Music) Composer Add a Plot »

  • Libertaria: The Virtual Opera

    Libertaria: The Virtual Opera (2013)
    Music Director/Composer

  • Libertaria

    Libertaria (2013)
    Film (Animation, Horror, Music and Sci-Fi) Composer Teen runaway Libertaria escapes a genetics factory and teams up with her addict father to rescue her adoptive mother from the evil Collective in this post-apocalyptic animated musical by award-winning composer Sabrina Pena Young.

  • Americana

    Americana (2012)
    Internet by Mount Airy Films Composer

  • Monica

    Monica (2012)
    Film (short) by Robert Cabrera Composer

  • Creation Oratorio

    Creation Oratorio (2010)
    Music by Millkin University Composer/Animator

  • World Order 5

    World Order 5 (2009)
    Video (Animation, Short and Sci-Fi) Composer In this science fiction animation short Alien beings discover a dangerous secret when they happen upon a now desolate planet called Earth. The haunting music and disturbing alien imagery of composer and filmmaker Sabrina Pena Young accompany this surreal experimental short.

  • Virelaan

    Virelaan (2008)
    by Millikin University Composer/Animator

  • US vs. Them

    US vs. Them (2008)
    Music by Kansas State University Composer/Animator

  • REQUIEM

    REQUIEM (2008)
    Film (short) Director/Composer

  • Looking Glass

    Looking Glass (2008)
    Music Composer/Animator

  • World Order #5

    World Order #5 (2008)
    Music by Kansas State University Director/Composer/Animator

  • As I Lay

    As I Lay (2007)
    Film (Animation, Short, Drama and Music) Composer Add a Plot »

  • Abuelito

    Abuelito (2006)
    Documentary Director/Composer

  • Psychosis I: Dissociation

    Psychosis I: Dissociation (2006)
    Film (short) Director/Composer/Animator

  • Innermost Thoughts of the Distorted Psyche'

    Innermost Thoughts of the Distorted Psyche' (2006)
    Music Composer/Animator

  • Psychosis I

    Psychosis I (2006)
    Film (Animation, Short, Fantasy, Horror and 1 More) Composer Add a Plot »

  • Innermost Thoughts of the Distorted Psyche

    Innermost Thoughts of the Distorted Psyche (2005)
    Film (Animation, Short, Music and Sci-Fi) Composer Add a Plot »

  • World Order #4

    World Order #4 (2004)
    Music by Florida International University Composer/Animator

  • Valley of the Shadow

    Valley of the Shadow (2004)
    Film (short) Director/Composer/Animator

  • ENIGMA

    ENIGMA (2004)
    Music Composer/Animator

  • Serenade

    Serenade (2003)
    Film (short) Director/Composer

  • Portrait of Urban Life

    Portrait of Urban Life (2003)
    Documentary Director/Composer

  • Metamorph

    Metamorph (2003)
    Music Composer/Animator

  • The War

    The War (2003)
    Film (short) by Bill Garcia Composer/Production Assistant

  • World Order #2

    World Order #2 (2003)
    Music Director/Composer

  • Conversations wit de Children

    Conversations wit de Children (2003)
    Film by Kalup Linzy Composer

  • World Order 2

    World Order 2 (2003)
    Video (Short) Composer Add a Plot »

Education

  • Florida International University (Miami, FL)
    (2004-2006)

  • university of south florida
    (1998-2001)

  • Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach (West Palm Beach, FL)
    (1996-1998)

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