{oh hey, awkward shift to third person limited}

Caroline Shaw, originally from North Carolina, is a musician appearing in many guises. She performs primarily as violinist with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) and as vocalist with Roomful of Teeth. She has also worked with the Trinity Wall Street Choir, Alarm Will Sound, Wordless Music, Ensemble Signal, AXIOM, The Yehudim, Victoire, Opera Cabal, the Mark Morris Dance Group Ensemble, Hotel Elefant, the Knights the Oracle Hysterical, Red Light New Music, the Yale Baroque Ensemble, and in collaboration with tUnE-yArDs, Glasser, The National, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, John Cale, Max Richter, and Steve Reich. Caroline’s original music has been described as “dazzling, emotionally generous” (New York Times) and “a tour de force of vocal mischief-making” (eMusic). Her works have been performed by Roomful of Teeth, So Percussion, ACME, the Brentano Quartet, the Knights, New Morse Code, and others. Caroline has been a Yale Baroque Ensemble fellow and a Rice University Goliard fellow (fiddling in Sweden), and she was a recipient of the infamous Thomas J. Watson fellowship, to study historical formal gardens and live out of a backpack. She is currently a doctoral fellow at Princeton. Caroline lives in New York City, where she can sometimes be found kayaking on the Hudson. Also, something happened last April.

And she likes short bios. Or no bios.

But if you need one (and a photo) for press & stuff, click around here.

Oh, and a few photos are here.

favorite {
color: yellow, particularly #EBC92E.
smell | taste: rosemary | shiitake mushrooms.
sound: vaguely in-tune janky mandolin.
opera: La Traviata | that’s all. it’s the best. also rosenkavalier, figaro, françois d’assise, orfeo. i mean, the italians… eff… and mozart, the italian. oh hey, is this my bio?
movie: babette’s feast