Barbara White, a member of the faculty of the Princeton University Music Department. She has received commissions from the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York New Music Ensemble, Boston Musica Viva, the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, the Fromm Foundation, and the Koussevitzky Foundation. Recent honors and awards include a Bunting Fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, two awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship.
White has a long-standing involvement in interdisciplinary collaboration, especially in composing for dance. In 1996, White and choreographer Joan Wagman founded Momentum Interdisciplinary Arts, which premiered several of their collaborative dance works between 1996 and 2000. She has also worked extensively with the Ecuadorian choreographers’ collective Frente de Danza Independiente.
Recent work with Frente includes a week-long workshop, “Music for Choreographers,” presented in 2003, and Sombrìa Visita de una Mujer a sus Sombras, a work created in collaboration with choreographer Marcela Correa and the progressive rock trio Taluego. Currently White and choreographer Terry Araujo are completing Black Air, with the performers of Frente de Danza.
This site-specific work was shot on video in Quito in July 2004; the final work will be presented in video format.