About Jennifer Torrence
Jennifer Torrence is an Oslo-based percussion soloist and collaborative musician. Her work is about the organic integration of theater and percussion, the notion of gesture, and found sounds. She has performed in 22 countries on 4 continents with leading musicians, ensembles, and composers. She currently embarks on evening-length solo productions with Francois Sarhan, Trond Reinholdtsen, Wojtek Blecharz and Peter Swendsen. Jennifer is an artistic research fellow at the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme/Norwegian Academy of Music (2015-2018).
About François Sarhan
François Sarhan is a French composer of stage, chamber, choral, electronic and piano works thathave been Performed in Asia, Africa, America and Europe. His work HAS BEEN shown Musica (Strasbourg), Donaueschingen Musiktage, Wittener Music Take, Ars Musica (Brussels), Berliner Festspiele, Ultima Festival, the Holland Festival, MaerzMusik (Berlin).
He is Also a visual artist, encyclopedist in a surrealistic way, and makes his own shows as a performer and stage director. He recently collaborated with South African artist William Kentridge on a show called Telegrams from the Nose, presented more than 30 times all over Europe. He started directing himself his own productions in 2008, and lastly made a King Lear, chamber opera, as composer, stage director and filmmaker. His Recent projects include a movie and a show produced by LOD, in Ghent, a compilation of the texts from his Encyclopedia, and a series of instrumental music works. He is Currently working on a 12 hours Music Project, a night of music, where the audience is invited to come and sleep. This show will be premiered in Denmark in 2015.