Many ingredients go into Judith Shatin’s music. While it is informed by a deep sense of musical history, it is just as much a by-product of her profound desire to search for new sounds. It is also deeply inspired by history itself, but not as an artifact. Rather it is something that is malleable and very much alive, something that we in the present can continue to engage with to better understand ourselves.
Judith Shatin, Kenan Professor of Music at the University of Virginia, writes music that is satisfyingly challenging, music that forces listeners to face up to their own perceptions of music, what it is and how it relates to other artistic disciplines.