Frances White is a composer of instrumental, vocal, and electronic music. Her music has been called “stunning” (American Record Guide) “moving” (Fanfare), “spectacularly beautiful”, and “so atmospheric and sensuous it is almost fragrant” (Musicworks). She is particularly known for her works combining live performers and computer-generated electronic sound spaces. Her music conveys intimacy and immediacy, with a tactile and deeply expressive approach which derives from a sincere belief in the transformative nature of sound. White studies the shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute), and finds that its unique spiritual and sonic voice informs her work as a composer. A 2004 Guggenheim fellow, Frances White has received awards, grants, and commissions from organizations such as the the Fromm Foundation, the MAP Fund, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Ditson Fund, Prix Ars Electronica, the Copland Fund, the International Computer Music Association, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, The Crossing Chamber Choir, The Dale Warland Singers, and the Bang On A Can Festival, among many others. Most recently, the Momenta Quartet has commissioned her to write a new work for string quartet and shakuhachi, with funding from a New Music USA Project Grant and The Sparkplug Foundation. White’s music can be heard on CD on the Wergo, Centaur, Nonsequitur, Harmonia Mundi, Albany, Ravello, Mode, MSR Classics, and Bridge Records labels.