Wayne Horvitz is a composer, pianist, and electronic musician. He has performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America. He has performed and collaborated with Bill Frisell, Butch Morris, John Zorn, Robin Holcomb, Fred Frith, Julian Priester, Philip Wilson, Michael Shrieve, Bobby Previte, Marty Ehrlich, Skerik, William Parker, Ron Miles, Sara Schoenbeck, Peggy Lee, Steven Bernstein, Briggan Krauss, and Dylan van der Schyff among others. He has been commissioned by the NEA, Meet The Composer, Kronos String Quartet, Seattle Chamber Players, Mary Flagler, PGAFF, BAM and others. He is the year 2001 recipient of the Seattle Artist Trust Fellowship, the 2003 recipient of the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture fellowship, and the 2002 recipient of the Rockefeller Map Grant for his chamber orchestra composition, JOE HILL, 16 Actions for Chamber Orchestra, Voices and Improviser. In 2008 he received the NEA American Masterpieces grant for These Hills of Glory, for string quartet and improviser.