JShatinPhoto2The Premiere of Judith Shatin’s For the Fallen, in its new setting for cello and electronics, will be performed by cellist Madeleine Shapiro on Thursday, April 4 – 1:00 PM at Elebash Recital Hall, 365 Fifth Avenue in New York, NY. This will be part of the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival.

The composer writes, “For the Fallen, in this version for cello and electronic playback, was commissioned by cellist Madeleine Shapiro. The sound of the cello should blend with the electronics. The original version, scored for trumpet and electronics, was commissioned by Italian trumpeter Ivano Iscari, and was most recently performed by him at the Mondi Sonori, XV Edizione in Trento, Italy.” Read her complete notes at http://judithshatin.com/for-the-fallen-amp-cello-electronics/.

Visit Madeleine Shapiro at http://www.modernworks.com/musicians/shapiro.html.

Other composers on this program include Michael Clarke, Anna Rubin, Mark Ainger, John Gibson and Andreas Weixler. This concert is free and open to the public. For more about the April 4 event and other Festival concerts that day, visit http://www.nycemf.org/.

Ms. Shatin’s Penelope’s Song for amplified violin and electronic playback will be presented by violinist Paul Arnold on Friday, April 5 – 8:00 PM at Rose Recital Hall in Fisher-Bennett Hall, 3340 Walnut Street in Philadelphia, PA, as part of the Network for New Music Ensemble’s Third Space: The Arc of Curiosity concert.

Penelope’s Song is a tribute to Penelope, Queen of Ithaca and wife of Odysseus. It was inspired by Homer’s epic, the Odyssey, which tells of the travails of Odysseus, but comments from Penelope’s point of view. Read the composers notes at http://judithshatin.com/penelopes-song-vlnelec/.

Other composers on this concert are James Primosch, Mario Davidovsky, John Chowning and Paul Lansky. For tickets and other information about the concert and the Ensemble, go to http://www.networkfornewmusic.org/season/third-space-the-arc-of-curiosity/.

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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