tags: Jennifer Walshe

Neue Vocalsolisten: American Premieres

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

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Writes The Guardian, “The Neue Vocalsolisten deal fearlessly with anything a composer can throw at them.” Today, MATA is the pitcher as Neue Vocalsolisten returns for an a capella concert of American premieres by young composers from around the world. Beginning with their calling card: Vittriool from Georges Aperghis’s “Wölfli Cantata,” the concert spans the globe to showcase their incredible skills. Whether in the dada inspired works of Jennifer Walshe (Paddy Reilly Runs with the Devil), the radical reconfigurations of Norwegian composer Lars Petter Hagen’s The Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart Notebook, Francesco Filidei’s Dormo molto amore, dedicated to the memory of the anarchist Franco Serantini, Syrian composer Zaid Jabri’s Two Songs from Mihyar from Damascus on texts of Adonis, the founder of Arabic modernist poetry, Gabriel Dharmoo’s kaleidoscopic Notre Meute, Anglo-Moroccan composer Brahim Kerkour’s intone, or Silvia Rosani’s T-O, Neue Vocalsolisten brings their trademark theatrically, impeccable intonation, and daring to this afternoon. Celebrate Easter MATA style.

Georges Aperghis: Vittriool (2001)
Silvia Rosani:T-O (2013)
Brahim Kerkour: intone (2013)
Zaid Jabri: Two Songs from Mihyar from Damascus (2013)
Francesco Filidei: Dormo molto amore (2013)
Gabriel Dharmoo: Notre Meute (2013)
Lars Petter Hagen: The Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart Notebook (2011)
Jennifer Walshe: Paddy Reilly Runs with the Devil (2007)

Sunday, April 20
1:00 PM
The Kitchen
512 West 19th St.

$20 adults / $15 students
Tickets available at: www.thekitchen.org


PLAY! Music for Toys – Angélica Negrón, curator

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Interval 2.4
PLAY! Music for Toys
Curated by Angélica Negrón

March 18, 2009 8pm

ISSUE Project Room
At the Old American Can Factory
232 3rd Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Nathan Davis – Simple Songs of Birth of Delight
performed by Douglas Perins, mbira and processing

John Kennedy – The Winged Energy of Delight
performed by Margaret Leng Tan, toy piano, toy cymbals, sand blocks

Erik Griswold – Two movements from Old MacDonald’s Yellow Submarine: Chooks and Bicycle Lee Hooker
performed by Margaret Lend Tan, toy piano, woodblocks, bicycle bell, bicycle horn, train whistle

Angélica NegrónWhat I’m Trying to Say Is…
performed by TRANSIT

Tristan Perichqsqsqsqsqqqqqqqqq
performed by Lorna Krier, Amir Khosrowpour, Tristan Perich – toy pianos

Judy Dunaway – Piece for Tenor Balloon and Voice
performed by Judy Dunaway and Jennifer Walshe

Daniel Wohl – Suite Primaire
performed by TRANSIT, with special guest Domenica Fossati

Music of Grúpat Collective – Jennifer Walshe, curator

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

September 17, 2008 at 8pm

Interval 2.1
Music of Grupát Collective

ISSUE Project Room
At the Old American Can Factory
232 3rd Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Performed by Jennifer Walshe and Object Collection
Curated by Jennifer Walshe
Performed by Jennifer Walshe, voice, laptop
and Object Collection with:
Kara Feely, voice, objects
Travis Just, clarinet, voice, objects
Quentin Tolimieri, piano, voice, objects
James Moore, guitar, objects

Films for the Blind/Book of Songtags 17.9.08 by The Dowager Marchylove and Bulletin M
voice, objects, laptop

Three Songs by Ukeoirn O’Connor
voice, ukelele

Community Choir Drawing 8291: lamh by Turf Boon
voices, clarinet, guitar, piano, objects, laptop

Scintillia by Detleva Verens
voice, canister, comb

The King, Poto and Deauville by Violetta Mahon
voices, objects, laptop

Interval 2.1 – Sept. 17!

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Interval 2.1 - Sept 17, 2008!

Jennifer Walshe bio

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Jenny Walshe“Without a doubt, hers is the most original compositional voice to emerge in Ireland in the last 20 years.”
— Michael Dervan, The Irish Times

Jennifer Walshe was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1974. She studied composition with John Maxwell Geddes at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Kevin Volans in Dublin and graduated from Northwestern University, Chicago, with a doctoral degree in composition in June 2002. Her chief teachers at Northwestern were Amnon Wolman and Michael Pisaro. In 2003-2004 Jennifer was a fellow of Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart; during 2004-2005 she lived in Berlin as a guest of the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm. From 2006 to 2008 she is the composer-in-residence in South Dublin County for In Context 3. In 2007 she was awarded a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York.

Jennifer’s work has been performed throughout Europe, the U.S. and Canada by ensembles such as Alter Ego, ensemble récherche, Ensemble Resonanz, Apartment House, ensemble Intégrales, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Schlagquartett Köln, CrashEnsemble, ensemble ascolta, Champ d’Action, ensemble surplus, the Rilke Ensemble, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the Irish Youth Wind Ensemble, the Bozzini Quartet, Ensemble 2000, Concorde, Ensemble Musica Nova, ensemble chronophonie, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra Wind Quintet, the Hebrides Ensemble, Psappha, and Q-02 among others. She has received commissions from organizations including Radio Telefís Éireann, (RTÉ), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), Sudwest Rundfunk (SWR), the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt, Maerzmusik, Musik der Jahrhundert, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Dresdener Tage der zeitgenössischen Musik, Wien Modern, the Dresden Semper Oper, ZKM (Karslruhe), the Irish Chamber Orchestra, CrashEnsemble, the Project Arts Centre and the National Concert Hall, Ireland, as well as commission awards from the New Music Scheme of the Arts Council of Ireland and the Scottish Arts Council. In 2003-04 Jennifer was composer-in-residence at the National Sculpture Factory, Cork. In 2000 Jennifer won the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis at the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt, and received first prize in the SCI/ASCAP 2002 Commission Competition. In July 2002 she returned to Darmstadt to lecture in composition at the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik. Her work been in a room and a room and a room and a room was shortlisted for the 2003 Gaudeamus Foundation composition prize; moving in/love songs/city front garden with old men was shortlisted for the 2002 Gaudeamus Foundation composition prize.

In addition to her activities as a composer, Jennifer frequently performs as a vocalist, specialising in extended techniques. Many of her recent compositions were commissioned for her voice in conjunction with other instruments, and her works have been performed by her and others at festivals such as RTÉ Living Music (Dublin), Båstad Kammarmusik Festival (Sweden), Ultraschall (Berlin), Ars Musica (Brussels), Wien Modern, Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, Donaueschinger Musiktagen, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Composer’s Choice (Dublin), SoundField (Chicago) the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt, Stockholm New Music, BELEF (Belgrade), Traiettorie (Parma), Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), SPOR (Denmark) and Music at the Anthology (New York). Jennifer is also active as an improviser, performing regularly with musicians in Europe and the U.S.

Recent projects of note include Physics for the Girl in the Street, a music theatre work commissioned by the Maerzmusik Festival, Berlin, performed by Jennifer Walshe and the Schlagquartett Köln in Berlin, Wiesbaden and Cologne; My Extensive Relationship with Mr. Stephen Patrick M., a piece for ensemble commissioned by Wien Modern, performed by Jennifer Walshe and Apartment House in the Sammlung Essl, Austria; and Grove of Drift, a sound installation commissioned by the Project Arts Centre, Dublin, exhibited in the Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, and the Project Arts Centre. Upcoming performances include solo performances at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Ultrasound Festival, Tel Aviv, and a performance of the chamber opera for Barbie dolls XXX_LIVE_NUDE_GIRLS!!! in the Auditorium Parco Della Musica, Rome.