JShatinPhotoJudith Shatin’s Penelope’s Song for soprano sax and electronics will be performed by saxophonist Jan Berry Bakeron Friday, February 1 at 8:00 PM, Saturday, February 2, also at 8:00 PM and Sunday, February 3 at 3:00 PM at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road, N.E. in Atlanta, Georgia.

This will be part of Secret, a program of contemporary dance featuring the CORE Performance Company, premiering original choreography by CORE Artistic Director Sue Schroeder and guest artist Becky Valls, with music performed by Ms. Baker and Bent Frequency. Visit CORE at http://www.coredance.org/. More about saxophonist Jan Berry Baker at http://www.janberrybaker.com/.

The composer writes about the work, “Penelope’s Song was inspired by Homer’s epic, the Odyssey, which is about the travails of Odysseus…It also tells of his wife, Penelope, Queen of Ithaca, waiting for him…This piece is a tribute to her, and sings of her own adventures. The electronics were created from a recording I made of local weaver Jan Russell working on wooden looms. I processed and shaped these materials, weaving a new sonic fabric, using RTcmix, running under Linux…This version, for soprano sax and electronics, was commissioned by Susan Fancher.” She has recorded the work for Innova Records as part of her In Two Worlds collection – http://www.innova.mu/artist1.asp?skuID=360. More about the piece at http://judithshatin.com/?p=537.

Tickets for the February 1, 2 and 3 performances are $15 general Admission; $10 Students/Artists/Seniors. For more about information, call 404-373-4154 or visit http://www.coredance.org/atlanta/secret/. Directions to the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center at http://www.callanwolde.org/tour/map.html.

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 Innova, Etcetera, 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.

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