Jennifer Torrence is an Oslo-based percussionist, performer, musician, researcher specializing in contemporary music.
Artistic researcher in the project Performing Precarity (2019 - 2022), lead by Ellen Ugelvik with funding from the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme and Norwegian Academy of Music.
2019 - 2020 season includes a half-season with Pinquins, a half-season as guest principal percussionist of the Arctic Philharmonic, collaborations with Laure M. Hiendl, Martin Bauck, Lars Skoglund, Martin Hirsti-Kvam, Lene Grenager, Ole Henrik Moe, Francois Sarhan and Something Out There?; a performance and pedagogy research project investigating chamber music practices via The Arne Nordheim Centre of Artistic Research and CEMPE.
A former artistic research fellow (PhD) from the Norwegian Academy of Music with the project Percussion Theatre: a body in between (2015-2018).
Current body of work includes works by and with Francois Sarhan, Peter Swendsen, Johan Jutterström, Martin Bauck, Wojtek Blecharz, Carolyn Chen, Trond Reinholdtsen, Neo Hülcker, Bethany Younge, and Paula Matthusen.
Former principal percussionist of Bodø Sinfonietta/Arctic Philaharmonic.
A Fulbright scholar with studies at Oberlin Conservatory, University of California San Diego, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.