4th Annual Harvard Music Festival: Jennifer Bewerse discusses Concert Design

4th Annual Harvard Music Festival: Jennifer Bewerse discusses Concert Design

4th Annual Harvard Music Festival: Jennifer Bewerse discusses Concert Design
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The third of four evenings of special hour-long presentations featuring acclaimed guests sharing their innovative work and wonderful insights. Each event concludes with time for Q&A.


As a composer, Jennifer Bewerse sees herself as a collagist where her work is to collect and arrange the elements of each piece. Her compositions are built from sounds she wants to hear using simple mechanics that yield complex results. Each collage generates moods, the sensation of meaning, and, most importantly, makes space for listeners to draw new connections in their perspectives and experiences.


Performers and audiences are listening to and thinking about music in new ways. In this presentation/discussion, Jennifer will describe her path to claiming the title of Artist, exploring and expressing big ideas as a performer, and reframing the concert as its own medium.


Jennifer’s works have been performed at Craft in America: Sunday Sound Streams,  Nadia Sirota’s Living Music: Pirate Radio Edition, and the Music from Salem Cello Seminar. Recently she was commissioned by Aperture Duo to write a new work for livestreaming musicians.


In 2020, Jennifer began a series of Postal Pieces inspired by James Tenney’s 1970’s postal compositions. The ongoing project currently includes 16 pieces written for and inspired by members of Jennifer’s performing community.


For more information about the 4th Annual Harvard Music Festival, visit https://www.fivesparks.org/arts-events/hmf2021/public/

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