Judith Shatin (www.judithshatin.com), whose music was called “something magical” by Fanfare, and “highly inventive on every level,” by the Washington Post, is a composer and sound artist whose musical practice engages our social, cultural and physical environments. She draws on expanded instrumental palettes and a cornucopia of the sounding world, ranging from machines in a coal mine to the calls of animals, the shuttle of a wooden loom. She composes music for the concert hall, including chamber, choral, electroacoustic, and orchestral, as well as music for interactive installations, dance, film and multimedia. A recipient of four awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, her work has been honored with a two-year retrospective supported by the Lila Wallace Readers Digest Arts Partners Program. Commissions include those from the Barlow and Fromm Foundations, the McKim Fund of the Library of Congress, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and such ensembles as Da Capo Chamber Players, the Cassatt and Kronos Quartets, and the Illinois, National and Richmond Symphonies. Twice a fellow at the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio, she has also held residencies at Casa Zia Lina (Italy), La Cité des Arts (France), MacDowell, Mishkan Amanim (Israel), the Virginia Center for the Arts, and Yaddo. Her Rotunda, a film collaboration with Robert Arnold, won the Macon Film Festival Experimental Film Award (2011), while her music for the film Cinnamon, by Kevin J. Everson, has been heard at festivals ranging from Sundance to Munich and Rotterdam. Her music is widely recorded, with her most recent CD, Tower of the Eight Winds, on the Innova label. Currently, Judith Shatin is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Music at the University of Virginia, where she founded the Virginia Center for Computer Music.
Sic Transit, for percussionist and 6 percussion robot arms, controlled by Max/MSP
Jefferson, In His Own Words, for narrator and orchestra, comm'd by four orchestras
Selah, a setting of four psalms for female vocal quartet plus harp, comm'd by Scottish Voices
The Jumblies, a setting of the Edward Lear poem, for SSA, comm'd by The Peninsula Women's Chorus