Oxford has a new Professor of Compositionmain
The Faculty of Music is delighted to announce the appointment of Jennifer Walshe as the new Professor of Composition in association with Worcester College. Professor Walshe’s research output is widely seen as trailblazing in the overlapping fields of composition, performance, video and text, resulting in works for orchestras and ensembles; musical compositions created and disseminated by, through and ‘about’ the internet; a host of new projects created using artificial intelligence; and a completely fictional history of avant-garde music and art in Ireland. The radical nature of Professor Walshe’s work has meant that it defies categorization within the contemporary classical music world; her work is equally heralded at the Darmstadt Summer Courses; the Bang on a Can Music Marathon in New York; concert halls such as the Wiener Konzerthaus and the Teatro Farnese; and festivals ranging from the Proms to All Tomorrow’s Parties.
Personal bio: “The most original compositional voice to emerge from Ireland in the past 20 years” (The Irish Times) and “Wild girl of Darmstadt” (Frankfurter Rundschau), composer and performer Jennifer Walshe was born in Dublin, Ireland. Her music has been commissioned, broadcast and performed all over the world. 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 among others. Recent projects include TIME TIME TIME, an opera written in collaboration with the philosopher Timothy Morton, and THE SITE OF AN INVESTIGATION, a 30-minute epic for Walshe’s voice and orchestra, commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland.