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Jennifer Walshe (IE)

EVERYTHING IS IMPORTANT

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Mivos String Quartet: Olivia de Prato_violin, Maya Bennardo_violin,
Victor Lowrie Tafoya_viola, Tyler J. Borden_cello

In ‘EVERYTHING IS IMPORTANT’, Walshe considers our relationship with technology and
the internet’s encroachment on every aspect of life. The work is scored for vocals, string quartet,
and film. Walshe performs with the Mivos Quartet.

Jennifer Walshe/Mario de Vega/ Tomomi Adachi

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Tomomi Adachi_voice, live electronics, self-made instruments
Mario de Vega _elec

Jennifer Walshe is not only a composer but also a performer with a penchant for improvisation. Walshe has invited Japanese performer, composer, sound poet, installation artist and occasional theater director Tomomi Adachi and Mexican artist Mario de Vega, known for his electronic improvisation and use of infrasound, to a joint improvisational performance.

About Jennifer Walshe

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’s written a large number of operas and theatrical works, including “XXX_LIVE_NUDE_GIRLS!!!” an opera for Barbie dolls, and “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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