ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Jennifer Torrence (USA) is a Norway-based percussionist, performer, and artistic researcher specializing in contemporary music. Her current body of work investigates the body and physicality in relation to percussion/performance. She creates new work through long-term collaborative partnerships with composers and composer-performers from around the world. She is the former principal percussionist of the Arctic Philharmonic (Norway), and a former member of red fish blue fish (USA). Jennifer studied at the Oberlin Conservatory (USA), University of California, San Diego, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (UK). She is a former Fulbright Scholar and Norwegian Artistic Research Programme Fellow, and a current member of the Queer Percussion Research Group. She lectures and teaches privately at the Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo.
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE PIECE: Institute for Post-Human Performance Practice
Institute for Post-Human Performance Practice (2018), by Trond Reinholdtsen (NO), for (the last human) percussionist and robots.
This is the solo percussion portion of a larger work of the same title which I commissioned as a part of my PhD research at the Norwegian Academy of Music. The full version includes live percussion, live research, documentary film, and an Institute. It has been performed at Dark Music Days (Iceland) and Ultima Festival (Norway) in 2018. Trond Reinholdtsen is one of Europe’s most celebrated composers of his generation with regular performances at practically every major festival on the continent. I have attached a score. The solo would be performed without video.