Acclaimed cognitive psychologist Michael Kubovy  and I were invited to give a joint presentation on The Mind of An Artist as part of the Music and the Brain Series at the Library of Congress on 3/27/2009. The video is available below  and has already been watched close to 40K times. I have been fascinated by…
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INTERVIEW “Timbral exploration and collaboration with performers lie at the heart of my musical life”: An Interview with Judith Shatin KRISTINA WARREN Judith Shatin is a composer and sound artist whose music engages our social, cultural, and physical environments. She is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor Emerita at the University of Virginia, having retired in…
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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.

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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.

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