Nina C. Young

Composer and Sound Artist

Title: Prelude to Making Tellus
Instrumentation: bass voice, piano, contrabass
Duration: 05:50
Year Composed: 2015

This piece is a smaller teaser/prelude to multimedia cantata Making Tellus: Sketches of a Cosmogram for the Anthropocene.


Word-tipped arrow and song-made gods,
Let loose in the multitude of voices,
Weaving and rending, words forged in the hearth.
-Andrew R. Munn, 2015

Genesis 11:6 (King James Bible)
And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they all have one language: and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

Nina C. Young - composer