|Artist Name(s)||Jennifer Walshe|
|Context/Background||Commissioned by South Dublin County Council's Per Cent for Art Scheme In Context 3, Jennifer Walshe performed the role of commissioner, performer and curator in her work with the Grúpat sound art collective. The project provided specific contexts for Jennifer Walshe to continue to develop her commitment to non-traditional musical notation and her exploration of place. Her connections to the particular terrains, histories and memories encountered during research and exploration of the South Dublin context were reflected in her collaborations with Grúpat members. |
Grúpat consists of nine individuals, each of whose projects combine a specific aspect of the local context with their well developed experimental artistic practice. For example, Turf Boon's silent music video, made from objects sourced in Tallaght shopping centre, Bulletin M's songtags using field recordings, The Dowager Marchylove's sound poetry walks from Tallaght to the Hellfire Club, Flor Hartigan's experimental piano compositions, Violetta Mahon's sonic reliquaries installed at Holy Wells across South Dublin, O'Brien Industry's immersive environments, Ukeoirn O'Connor's vocal scores incorporating the South Dublin skyline, The Parks Service's mythology soaked world of the Fornar Resistance game played in the Glenasmole valley and Detleva Verens music scores based on satellite images from the South Dublin hills.
A retrospective exhibition of Grúpat's work took place at the Project Arts Centre, February 2009.
Jennifer Walshe is a composer and vocalist. She was born in Dublin, and studied composition in Ireland (with Kevin Volans) as well as in Glasgow and Chicago. Walshe received her doctorate from Northwestern University in 2002. From 2003 to 2006 she lived in Germany courtesy of a residency from Akademie Schloss Solitude and then in Berlin as a guest of the DAAD Künstlerprogramm. She works within a wide variety of musical genres - concert music, music theatre, opera, improvisation and sound installation. Her work has been performed throughout Europe and the U.S. by ensembles including Alter Ego, Ensemble Recherche, Ensemble Resonanz, Apartment House, Ensemble Integrales, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, CrashEnsemble, Champ d'Action, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the Bozzini Quartet, Concorde, the Hebri des Ensemble, Psappha, and Q-02.
|Commission Type||Local Authority|
|Commissioner Name||South Dublin County Council|
|Commissioning process||Open competition with a two stage selection process|
|Project commission dates||January 1, 2006 - January 1, 2009|
|Public Presentation dates||January 1, 2007 - January 1, 2009|
|Funded By||South Dublin County Council|
|Percent for art||Yes|
|Budget Range||70000 - 150000 euro|
|Project commission start date||01/01/2006|
|Project commission end date||01/01/2009|
|Location||Tallaght, South Dublin|
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|Content contributor(s)||Rachel McAree|
|Relationship to project||In Context 3 Project Manager|
|Associated professionals / Specialists involved||
Musicologist and notation specialist, Christopher Cox