London. 6 December 2016. Tonight, at the British Composer Awards, Jennifer Walshe was presented with the British Composer Award for Innovation, in recognition of her lifelong dedication to questioning and challenging the status quo through music and performance. Her works include a feminist opera with Barbie dolls, musical theatre using gaming graphics and game theory, gallery-based sculptural, video and performance art, and jaw-dropping vocal improvisations.
Dublin-born Walshe has been energetically involved in the European and American contemporary art and music scenes throughout her career, studying in Glasgow, Dublin and Chicago before taking on prestigious fellowships and residencies in Stuttgart and Berlin. She is recognised as one of the most innovative composers performing and making musical arts today.
Three cheers and a great big hooray for Jennifer! Brava!