Apply for Performance Workshops Led by Jennifer Walshe

Jennifer Walshe performing ‘The Total Mountain’ at Donaueschinger Musiktage

Apply for Performance Workshops Led by Jennifer Walshe

Artists of all disciplines invited to develop performance works as part of the Kirkos 'Body Noise Work' project.

New music group Kirkos are inviting artists of all disciplines to apply for Body Noise Work, a project focussing on the creation of performance-based works exploring the body and its surroundings, led by Jennifer Walshe.

Kirkos have been presenting cross-disciplinary works and experimental performance settings through projects such as Blackout, which The Journal of Music described as ’an immersive event, with every sight, sound and scent given new meaning’. More recently they have presented Fluxus-style Happenings with their Fluxfest, and collaborative projects such as Wilderness Notes, with the Experimental Film Society. 

Body Noise Work will consist of two development weekends in Carrick-on-Shannon (16–18 February and 4–6 May), where the participants will take part in workshops and dedicate time to creating and devising new works, and give private performances. It will culminate in a Happening-style event in Dublin in November 2018. 

The workshops will be led by Jennifer Walshe, the innovative composer-performer who has achieved international success with her ‘New Discipline’ works combining new media and cross-disciplinary composition. In 2016, she was awarded the BASCA British Composer Award for Innovation, and she recently collaborated with the Arditti Quartet on a new work, Everything is Important, which opened the 2016 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.

In addition to Walshe, Kirkos have established a cross-discipline think-tank to guide participants through the project, consisting of John Godfrey, David Helbich, Tom Creed, and Jools Gilson.

Applications are welcome from artists in any field. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 10 January. 

See below for full application details. 

Published on 3 January 2018

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