JShatinPhoto3Judith 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/.

Ravello Records has reissued Judith Shatin’s acclaimed CD Piping the Earth – http://www.classicsonline.com/catalogue/product.aspx?pid=1434848. 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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