Jennifer Walshe (IE)

Composer and performer Jennifer Walshe (born in 1974, Dublin) is “the most original compositional voice to emerge from Ireland in the past 20 years” (Irish Times) and “wild girl of Darmstadt” (Frankfurter Rundschau). Her compositions often centre on the human voice, its oral history and language. Walshe’s music has been commissioned, broadcast and performed all over the world, by leading ensembles and philharmonic orchestras.

She has written a large number of operas and theatrical works, including “XXX_LIVE_NUDE_GIRLS!!!”, an opera for Barbie dolls. She also wrote the opera “TIME TIME TIME”, with the philosopher Timothy Morton, which The Wire described as “a sprawling opus that spans the history of the planet… like Robert Ashley meets Monty Python’s ‘The Meaning of Life’”. She has been the recipient of fellowships and prizes from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York, the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm, the Internationales Musikinstitut, Darmstadt and Akademie Schloss Solitude.

Walshe specialises in the development of voice techniques and performance elements. She combines techniques from experimental compositions, performance art, and storytelling, with influences from cross-media art and film. Her visual work has been exhibited in the Chelsea Art Museum, New York, Project Arts Centre, Dublin and the ICA, London.

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The Prequel #6
Sat, 07/03/21, 21:30, Festival Boat
  • Ingrid Laubrock, Yazz Ahmed, Greg Fox
  • Marcus Schmickler & Robert Landfermann
  • The Grand Finale "And It's Again"