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Andrew Rudin (roo-DEEN) began composing music in the 1950’s as a Texas teen-ager. After attending The University of Texas studying with Kent Kennan and Paul Pisk, and the University of Pennsylvania studying with George Rochberg, Ralph Shapey, Hugo Weisgall, Karlheinz Stockhausen, he gained early recognition in the 1960’s through his association with Robert Moog. Rudin’s Il Giuoco for synthesizer and film was the first large-scale original composition for Moog Synthesizer, and led to Tragoedia, an album for Nonesuch Records (recently made available again through iTunes), many synthesized scores for ballet and modern dance, and a screen credit for his contribution to the score of Federico Fellini’s Satyricon. The 1970’s saw the production of his opera The Innocent, by Tito Capobianco, at Philadelphia’s historic Walnut Street Theatre. At this time his electronic music was incorporated as incidental music on Broadway, and as assistant to Alwin Nikolais, he collaborated on four dance-theatre works. Instrumental compositions, solo, chamber, and orchestral, were heard throughout the ‘70’s and ‘80’s at Washington’s Kennedy Center, Carnegie Recital Hall, and Symphony Space in NYC, where excerpts from his full-length opera won praise from the New York Times. Recent concertos for Piano, Violin, and Viola have brought renewed attention. Writing of the piano concerto, the Washington Post declared, “Rudin has a gift for the kind of gesture that grabs you by the ears and won’t let go. Extroverted, engaging and driven by an almost heroic sense of drama.” He served on the faculty of Philadelphia’s University of the Arts from 1966 to 2001, and in the graduate division of The Juilliard School from 1981-1985. His professional affiliation is BMI. Additional information: www.composerudin.com