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Samson Young is a highly regarded composer, sound and media artist based in Hong Kong, holding a PhD in Music Composition from Princeton University. He draws from multicultural paradigms to weave a symphony of image and sound. With a formal cross-cultural training in music composition, Young channels his attunement to melody by pushing its formalist boundaries to create innovative cross-media experiences that touch upon the recurring topics of identity, war and literature. Young has held multiple solo exhibitions worldwide, including the M+ Pavilion & Goethe-Institute, Hong Kong; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan and Manchester International Festival. Group exhibitions include 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney; Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle; Arko Art Center, Seoul; Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland; Asia Triennial Manchester; and others. Young is the member of multiple bands and has collaborated with orchestras worldwide. Furthermore, he has participated in multiple festivals, as well as been the recipient of several prizes, including most recently the 2015 BMW Art Journey Award. Further awards include Artist of the Year (Hong Kong Arts Development Council, 2013), Prix Ars Electronica (2012), Bloomberg Emerging Artist Award (2007). Young was also selected to represent Hong Kong at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017.