RESEARCH

PERFORMING PRECARITY: from 2019 - 2022, I will be a group member in the artistic research project Performing Preacrity, which investigates notions of precarity and fragility in contemporary music performance. The project is lead by Ellen Ugelvik. Other group members include Laurence Crane, and other research partners include Anders Førisdal, Monica Duncan, Philip Thomas, CeReNeM at Huddersfield University, Moscow Conservatory, and Bruckner University, Linz.

PERCUSSION THEATRE: A BODY IN BETWEEN: from 2015 - 2018 I was a researcher at the Norwegian Academy of Music and the Norwegian Artistic Research Program with the project Percussion Theatre: a body in between. The research resulted in new works created with Peter Swendsen, Francois Sarhan, Trond Reinholdtsen, Wojtek Blecharz, Johan Jutterström, Carolyn Chen, Neo Hülcker, Matt Rogers,  Bethany Younge, Paula Matthusen, Bonnie Whiting.

PLAYING 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.

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.

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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.

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.