Piece by Piece #12: Jenna Harris
Friday 18th December, 20:00 GMT
Streaming on IMC's Youtube channel
Following the international success of the series Piece By Piece in April-May 2020, Improvised Music Company (IMC) return with a second season of this unique musical ‘chain letter’ of online improvisation, with eight exciting new artists from Ireland creating new work in sequence.
The first series of Piece by Piece demonstrated the rich possibilities of the online medium, as some of Ireland’s finest improvising artists created new musical works. Creative use of film and manipulated visuals showed the artists’ inspirations and thought processes, and became as much part of the experience as the music. With a fresh impetus for this second season of Piece by Piece, the principle of interconnectedness will continue, with each artist’s performance influencing or inspiring the next.
This fourth work of the season comes from vocalist and electronics composer Jenna Harris on Friday 18th December.
Jenna Harris is a vocalist, composer and lecturer from Dublin. She performs regularly with her three-piece band Berri, “a group that makes clear the difference between a jazz singer and a singer of jazz songs" (The Irish Times) and performs electroacoustic music under her own name. Jenna lectures on DCU's BA in Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance. In performance Jenna improvises using both her natural voice and live processing of her voice. This has developed a style of improvisation that intrinsically links the two, both feeding back and forth from each other. Her performances often incorporate reactive visuals that she builds as a platform to exhibit the voice as the instrument it is.
The eight sequential solo performances for ‘Piece by Piece’ Season 2, will be broadcast via IMC's YouTube channel, as well as IMC's social media platforms on Fridays at 8pm.
Enjoy fresh new music, influenced in real-time, from world-class Irish improvising musicians, telling the story of these times through new music and live performance, piece by piece.
See the whole series here.