Samson Young is a composer, sound artist and media artist. He received training in composition at Princeton University under the supervision of computer music pioneer Paul Lansky. In 2007 Young became the recipient of the inaugural Bloomberg Emerging Artist Award. Other honours awarded to Young include the Jury Selection award at the 15th Japan Media Art Festival, honorary mention at the digital music and sound art category of Prix Ars Electronica, the New York Society for New Music Brian M. Israel Prize. In 2013 he was named “Best Artist of the Year” in the media art category by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. He is currently an assistant professor at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, and the artistic director of experimental sound advocacy organization Contemporary Musiking.