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Electroacoustic Chamber Music of Judith Shatin Performed by ModernWorks on February 7

February 5, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net

Judith Shatin’s Grito del Corazon for cello and electronics will be performed by Madeleine Shapiro as part of Strange Acquaintances, a ModernWorks concert on Thursday, February 7 – 8:00 PM at Fine Arts Recital Hall on the campus of University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

The composer writes about the piece, “Grito del Corazón was inspired by Goya’s “Black Paintings.” Their haunting, stark quality was deeply compelling to both myself and artist Kathy Aoki. When the Ensemble Barcelona Nuova Musica wanted to commission a work for their Painting Music program, premiered on November 20, 2001 at the VIII Festival de CinemaIndependent de Alternativa 2001, I immediately recalled my intense response to Goya’s paintings in the Prado, and suggested this theme.” Read her complete notes at http://judithshatin.com/?p=526.

Other composers on the program will be Wolfgang Rihm, Phillipe Hersant, Anthony Cornicello and Sofia Gubaidulina. Other performers will be accordionist Bill Schimmel and violinist Airi Yoshioka. More about the program at http://artscalendar.umbc.edu/2012/04/27/modernworks/. Visit ModernWorks at http://www.modernworks.com/index.html.

Tickets are $7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID. For more information, visit http://artscalendar.umbc.edu/2012/04/27/modernworks/.

Called “highly inventive...hugely enjoyable and deeply involving” by the Washington Post and "exuberant and captivating" by the San Francisco Chronicle, Judith Shatin's music is renowned for its dramatic shape and imaginative blending of acoustic and digital media, as well as her work in each. Orchestras that have performed her music include the Denver, Houston, Virginia, Illinois, Knoxville, Minnesota, National and Richmond Symphonies. Her chamber and choral music is internationally performed and has been featured at festivals throughout North America and Europe. She has been commissioned by organizations and ensembles including the Barlow Foundation, Fromm Foundation, Kronos Quartet, Library of Congress, National Symphony, the Dutch Hexagon Ensemble, the Peninsula Women’s Chorus and the San Francisco Girls’ Chorus.

Ravello Records has reissued Judith Shatin's acclaimed CD Piping the Earth - http://www.classicsonline.com/catalogue/product.aspx?pid=1434848. Her music can also be heard on the Grammy-nominated Innova Records release, Tower of the Eight Winds,(http://www.innova.mu/artist1.asp?skuID=407) and the Hexagon Ensemble’s Dutch Connection CD on Etcetera, with more on the Capstone, Centaur, Neuma, New World and Sonora labels. She is currently William R. Kenan Jr. Professor at the University of Virginia, where she founded the Virginia Center for Computer Music. Visit her online at http://www.judithshatin.com.

For press inquiries about Judith Shatin, contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net.

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