232 3rd Street
Brooklyn, New York 11215


Sunday, October 26 at 4:00 pm

Contemporary Extended Vocal Technique: Jennifer Walshe with Object Collection

Jennifer Walshe: i: same person/ii: not the same person (2007)
Jennifer Walshe: nature data (2004)
The Dowager Marchylove: the wasistas of thereswhere (2008)
and a new composition by O'Brien Industries

Object Collection

Jennifer Walshe was born in Dublin.  Her works have been performed throughout Europe, the US, and Canada by groups such as Alter Ego, Ensemble Récherche, Ensemble Resonanz, Apartment House, Ensemble Intégrales, Neue Vocalisten Stuttgart, the Crash Ensemble, ensemble ascolta, Champ d'Action, and the Rilke Ensemble.  She has received commissions from RTÉ, Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), Sudwest Rundfunk (SWR), Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt, 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 2000 she won the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis at the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt; in July 2002 she returned to Darmstadt to lecture in composition. During 2004-2005 she lived in Berlin as a guest of the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm . In 2007 she was awarded a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York. In addition to her activities as a composer, Jennifer Walshe frequently performs as a vocalist, specializing in extended techniques. 

Object Collection was founded in 2004 by director/writer/designer Kara Feely and composer/instrumentalist Travis Just as an interdisciplinary experimental performance group dedicated to new artistic work in hybrid forms. Based in New York City, the group presents original interdisciplinary performances, concerts, and curated performance series, collaborating with musicians, actors, and visual artists, and combining techniques and methodologies from different mediums. Their performances have been seen at the Ontological Theater, AMBUSH/Chez Bushwick, Experimental Intermedia, Brooklyn Fireproof, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn College, California Institute of the Arts among other venues in New York and abroad. Their work has been praised for its "rich imagery" and "dreamlike intimacy" (nytheatre.com), and has been described as "contemplative...…highly conceptual" (Vital Weekly).  Their new opera Problem Radical(s), written and directed by Kara Feely and composed by Travis Just, will premiere at Performance Space 122 in April 2009.


Presented in part by the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland in association with Culture Ireland

Darmstadt "Classics of the Avant Garde" music series is proud to announce its first-ever multi-performance curation at ISSUE Project Room from October 22 through the 26th.  Entitled "Essential Repertoire," its six performances are an initial attempt to accumulate a unique and expanding collection of cherished experimental music: from the New York School through the Minimalists, European approaches, and a number of electronic practices, alongside music's connectivity to art, performance, and multimedia.  Darmstadt's curators encourage vivid interpretations of their favorite avant-garde works from the city's liveliest composers and musicians.  Our final day of programming focuses on new work by emerging artists.

Darmstadt "Classics of the Avant Garde" is the Brooklyn-based contemporary music series led by composer-musicians Zach Layton and Nick Hallett which presents the best of New York City's live experimental music and multimedia.  Darmstadt will celebrate its fifth anniversary this November with an annual performance of Terry Riley's In C, which Alan Kozinn described in the New York TImes as "the most vital, audacious and energizing performance of the score I’ve ever heard."  Darmstadt regularly hosts its concerts and DJ sets at Galapagos Art Space, while its founders both create and curate work for such institutions as PS1, The Kitchen, Spiegeltent, and The Stone.  Darmstadt began as a "listening party" of avant-garde recordings before quickly evolving into a live performance series, and in 2007 was included in the New York TImes Best of New Music rundown. Darmstadt's memorable DJ sets have been requested at Brooklyn Academy of Music for Steve Reich's 70th birthday and at the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival in collaboration with filmmakers Jonas Mekas, Virginie Marchand, and Butoh dance master Kazuo Ohno.


October 22 - 26
ISSUE Project Room 
in the (OA) Can Factory
232 3rd Street (at 3rd Ave), Brooklyn
performances at 8pm unless noted otherwise
tickets:  $10 advance (available at Other Music and online) / $15 at door
F, M, R to 9th Street-4th Ave


Official Website: http://darmstadtnewmusic.org

Added by nicklcat on October 3, 2008

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