Judith Shatin (www.judithshatin.com) is a composer whose music has been described as “…highly inventive…on every level, hugely enjoyable and deeply involving with a constant sense of surprise…” (The Washington Post).
She makes music from lots of sounds: ripping tape, machines of a coal mine, animal calls, as well as expanding techniques for traditional instruments. Her music has been commissioned by Carnegie Hall, the Fromm Foundation and the Library of Congress and ensembles such as the National Symphony, Kronos Quartet and lots of others. She has received four composer fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, while a two-year retrospective of her music, culminating in the premiere of her folk oratorio, Coal, was sponsored by the Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Arts Partners program. Shatin taught for many years at UVA, where she founded the Virginia Center for Computer Music, and now is a full-time composer.