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.
A research fellow at the Norwegian Artistic Research Program/Norwegian Academy of Music (2015-2018) with the project Percussion Theatre: a body in between.
2018-2019 season includes a season-long residency at Machinenhaus Essen with the project Something Out There lead by Francois Sarhan; a season with Pinquins, including new pieces by Lasse Marhaug and Malin Bång; the development of a new theatre work by Martin Rane Bauck and Nelly Winterhalder; collaborations with Bergrún Snæbjörnsdottir, Lars Skoglund, Martin Hirsti-Kvam; a performance and pedagogy research project investigating chamber music practices via The Arne Nordheim Centre of Artistic Research and CEMPE.
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.