Frances White writes instrumental, vocal, and electronic music. A 2004 Guggenheim recipient, she has been given commissions, awards, grants, and fellowships from organizations such as The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Ditson Fund, the Mary Flagler Cary Trust, the Aaron Copland Fund, Prix Ars Electronica, the International Computer Music Association, Hungarian Radio, ASCAP, the Bang On A Can Festival, the Other Minds Festival, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Dale Warland Singers, The Crossing Chamber Choir, the American Music Center, the MacDowell Colony, and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. White’s music can be heard on CD on the Wergo, Centaur, Nonsequitur, Harmonia Mundi, and Bridge Records labels. Two CDs of her chamber works are available: Centre Bridge (Mode Records), and In the library of dreams (Pogus Productions). Her opera She Lost Her Voice That’s How We Knew was recently released on the Ravello label. White studies the shakuhachi, and finds that the traditional music of this instrument informs and influences her work as a composer. Much of her music is inspired by her love of nature, and her electronic works frequently include natural sound recorded near her home in central New Jersey.