Jennifer Walshe, visiting composer

Sound Department Colloquium Series
Wednesday, April 11, 9:15 p.m.10:45 p.m.
MacLean Center
112 S. Michigan Ave., Room 522
United States

Jennifer Walshe is a composer, performer, and visual artist of whom the Irish Times said that "without a doubt, hers is the most original compositional voice to emerge in Ireland in the last 20 years.” She studied composition at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and at Northwestern University, Chicago, graduating with a doctoral degree in composition in 2002.  Jennifer Walshe also frequently performs as a vocalist, specialising in extended techniques, and many of her recent compositions use her voice in conjunction with other instruments. She is also active as an improviser, performing regularly with musicians in Europe and the United States. Her music has been performed and broadcast worldwide and she has received commissions from most of the major European new music festivals.

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Jennifer will also perform Tuesday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m., with MOCREP at Madison Hall, Chicago Athletic Association, 12 South Michigan Avenue.

The Sound Department Colloquium Series is a weekly series of presentations by the department's visiting artists and scholars, faculty, graduate students and invited guests.