Sunday, 22 October 2017 | 14:00 | STUK

Jennifer Walshe A History of the Voice - Self Care II (world creation)

Don’t be misled by the academic-sounding title. Anyone who still remembers the work that Jennifer Walshe performed in 2015 with the Nadar Ensemble, knows that A History of the Voice - Self Care II will be anything but historical.

The composer has carte blanche to explore the vocal limits of the four singers of the new HYOID, using her inimitable powers of association. In her preliminary notes about this work, Walshe mentioned Billy Joel in the same breath as chanting in bizarre sects, and somewhere the question arose of what it means for a person to teach a dolphin to count in a New Jersey accent…


Jennifer Walshe A History of the Voice - Self Care II (world creation)

Cocommission: Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, with the support of the Ernst van Siemens Musikstiftung

Co-production: residence in deFENIKS with support of WALPURGIS / Picture: (c) WALPURGIS


Jennifer Walshe

Jennifer Walshe was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1974. She studied composition with John Maxwell Geddes at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Kevin Volans in Dublin and graduated from Northwestern University, Chicago, with a doctoral degree in composition in June 2002.

In 2000 Jennifer won the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis at the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt. In 2007 she was awarded a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York. In 2008 she was awarded the Praetorius Music Prize for Composition by the Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur. (Photo: A.T. Schaefer)

Website Jennifer Walshe



HYOID (/ˈhaɪɔɪd/) is a Brussels based group of vocal soloists specialized in new music. The classically trained singers’ vast experience and extended techniques enables HYOID to approach every production with an open mind. The group strives to challenge and expand the traditional concert formats, while cultivating close partnerships with composers, performers and artists of its generation. HYOID performs a cappella as well as with instruments, tape or electronics, and adapts its line-up to each production. (photo: Graham Hardy)

Fabienne Seveillac & Els Mondelaers, mezzo-sopranos
Andreas Halling, tenor
Tiemo Wang, baritone

Website HYOID


Naamsestraat 96
3000 Leuven



H. Hartkliniek, Naamsestraat 102c


Lijnen 1 en 2
Halte H. Hartkliniek

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