Ashlin Hunter values writing music that is whimsical, poetic, and explores the performer and audience experience in live and recorded mediums. Her interest in memory, process-based development, geometric forms, and proportional relationships convey her captivating musical voice. Ashlin’s recently completed projects include a blossoming chamber ensemble piece for the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble and an orchestra piece that nests string pizzicato phrases in a woven and scattering symphonic texture.
Ashlin’s compositions have been programmed across the United States and in Europe, including performances at Cincinnati’s concert:nova, the Aspen Music Festival, the University of Nebraska-Kearney New Music Festival, the OK Electric Festival, the Cortona Sessions for New Music (Cortona, Italy) and the National Opera Center (NYC). Her music has been performed by esteemed performers and ensembles such as kla (Carlos Cordeiro and Dorothy Chan), Origin Brass, Chicago’s 5th Wave Collective and the Chimera Concert Series, and her music-film collaboration heirlooms was premiered on I Care If You Listen.com in August 2018. Ashlin was selected as a composition fellow for the 2019 Aspen Music Festival and School, where she studied with Stephen Hartke and Christopher Theofanidis. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in composition from Bowling Green State University, graduating from the studios of Christopher Dietz and Marilyn Shrude.