RESEARCH

NORWEGIAN ARTISTIC RESEARCH PROGRAM: from 2015 - 2018 I will be a researcher at the Norwegian Academy of Music and the Norwegian Artistic Research Program. I will develop four evening-length solo productions with Peter Swendsen, Francois Sarhan, Trond Reinholdtsen, and Wojtek Blecharz, Johan Jutterström, collaborative works with Carolyn Chen, Neo Hülcker, Matt Rogers,  Bethany Younge, Paula Matthusen, Bonnie Whiting. For details check out solo projects and texts.

TOGETHER: a project investigating chamber music practices via Berio’s work for two pianos and two percussionists, Linea, and two student compositions. With Kjell Tore Innervik, Ellen Ugelvik, and Sanae Yoshida. Supported by The Arne Nordheim Centre of Artistic Research and CEMPE.

PERCUSSIVE ARTS SOCIETY: New Music/Research committee member.

ARNE NORDHEIM CENTRE OF ARTISTIC RESEARCH (NordART): Artistic Research Representative, Together: two piano/two percussion research group, Artistic Research and Feminism research group.

QUEER PERCUSSION RESEARCH GROUP: The Queer Percussion Research Group (QPRG) was founded in 2017 to bring a group of international percussionists together who were independently considering the overlap between percussion and queerness within their practice. Founding members of QPRG are Sarah Hennies (Ithaca), Jerry Pergolesi (Toronto), Bill Solomon (NYC), and Jennifer Torrence (Oslo). Their initial project is a collection of writings in a self-published journal/zine that will coincide with two launch events in Toronto, June 2018. QPRG seeks to recontextualize percussion within a queer paradigm by applying ideas from queer theory to music creation, performance, presentation, and discourse.

FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR: in 2009-2010 I was a Fulbright Scholar to the UK. There I worked with emerging British composers and collaborated with Amy Cohen on an interdisciplinary performance project, 'THE AGENGDA', resulting in 5 new works and performances in the London and Washington, DC.

SCANDINAVIA-JAPAN SASAKAWA FOUNDATION: In 2013 I received this grant to travel to Japan and work with Keiko Harada and Misato Mochizuki. I also traveled to Koya-San and Kyoto to experience the many wonders of Shinto and Buddhist Japan.

Please see texts for further topics of research.

RESIDENCIES

RØST ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: ln 2013, I was in residence on the island in North Norway, Røst. This residency is about artistic creation in respect to nature, social activism, and the environment.  

KAGELSTAAT:  A research group for performance practice in the music of Mauricio Kagel and beyond. 2013.

LIJIANG STUDIO: In 2015 I was in at the Lijiang Studio, Lijiang, Yunnan province, China.  To view and listen to We the Trees, a multimedia album reflecting my time in Yunnan, please go here.

HAMBIDGE CENTER: In summer 2016, composer Carolyn Chen and I head to the hills of North Georgia to create a duet for two bodies in motion.

awards

FESTIVAL OF NORTH NORWAY: In 2012 I was the Young Artist at the Festival of North Norway. With support from the festival, NorthArc Percussion and artists from the Flatout Collective collaborated to make the hybrid-art work, Water Walk, a site-specific work for Harstad's underground pool, Grottebadet. 

OTHER GRANTS

My work has been made possible through the support of organisations such as, Arts Council Norway, Fond for Lyd og Bilde, Barentskult, Fund for Performing Artists, Troms Fylkeskommune, Nordland Fylkeskommune, Bodø Kommune, Ny Musikk Nordland, Music Norway.