JShatinPhoto3Judith Shatin’s Widdershins for solo piano will be performed by Michael Bukhman on Saturday, January 19 at 4:30 PM as part of his recital in Warner Concert Hall of Oberlin Conservatory of Music, 77 West College Street in Oberlin, Ohio.

The composer writes, “Widdershins is a little-known English word meaning contrary or counterclockwise. When I first heard the word, in conversation with my father, I was taken with its sound; when I learned its meaning, I realized how suggestive it was for musical interpretation. The three-movement piece that resulted reflects the title in intervallic choices, motivic relationships and contours. ”

Published by Arsis Press, Widdershins was recorded by pianist Mary Kathleen Ernst on Tower of the Eight Winds, a CD of Shatin’s violin and piano music on the Innova label.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more about pianist Michael Bukhman and the performance, visit http://new.oberlin.edu/calendar/index.dot?id=4905510.

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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