Schusterman Foundation Composer Residency

Fall 2015 Grant Recipient


Judith Shatin (Music) Composer Kiki Keren-Huss will be in residence at the University of Virgini's McIntire Department of Music for the fall semester, 2016. Co-sponsored by the Schusterman Foundation, Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation and the McIntire Department of Music, she will offer colloquia, masterclasses, and participate in performance activities and collaborations at the University and beyond. Born in Tel-Aviv, Israel, Kiki Keren-Huss is head of the Advanced Studies Program for Experimental Music & Sound Art in the Musrara School for Photography New Media and New Music in Jerusalem and also teaches in the new music department there. She studied at the Rubin Academy of Music and the Musicology department at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Her work focuses mainly on chamber music, opera and music-theatre, with a strong electroacoustic component. As a composer and sound artist, she often collaborates with choreographers and visual artists. Her compositions are performed in Israel and abroad, including four fully staged chamber operas, and were recorded and broadcast on the Israeli radio, and on television and the internet. During 2013 she held a residency in the Vermont Studio Center as an International Fellow.