Judith Shatin’s Tape Music (5.1 Surround Sound) and Tape Music(for any number of participants and stereo electronics) will be given their World Premieres on Saturday, November 2 at 11:00 AM at Camp Concert Hall in the Booker Hall of Music on the campus of University of Richmond, 28 Westhampton Way in Richmond, Virginia, as part of the Third Practice Festival.

The composer writes, “Both pieces stem from a meditation on tape, as a collection of materials that are emblematic of our throwaway culture and, yet, can be used to mend items. It is also a nostalgic tribute to the genre of ‘tape music’ from the early days of electronic music, and one that persists despite the ongoing changes in playback media.” Read her complete notes at http://judithshatin.com/tape-music/. More about her electronic music at http://judithshatin.com/compositions-electronic/. Tape Music will be premiered by 4th-and-5th-grade students from Richmond’s Sabot School, and will be conducted by the composer. She has worked with them over the past several weeks to teach them about music and to prepare the performance.

Other composers on the concert are Christopher Chandler, Jaroslaw Kapuscinski, Alex Temple and Matthew Burtner. More Third Practice 2013 information at http://www.thirdpractice.org/3p13/index.html.

All Third Practice events are, free and open to the public. For more information on the festival, contact the artistic director, Dr. Benjamin Broening, at bbroenin@richmond.edu.

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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