Cove Park’s programme of Early Career Residencies support UK-based artists in the process of establishing their careers, providing an opportunity for research and the development of new work at this crucial stage. We are pleased this year to offer four residencies to artists specialising in composition/music, crafts/design, literature and visual art. This year, the residency for a composer/musician has been awarded to Jenn Kirby.

Jenn Kirby is a composer, performer and researcher based in Swansea. Since 2016 she has been focusing upon live electronics performance in the context of small works and solo productions. She uses various controllers to capture physical movement in performance to be translated in to music; she frequently uses hacked controllers and builds her own software to interpret movement. She has worked on a number of collaborations with dancers and is the founder of the Swansea Laptop Orchestra. This residency will provide Jenn with the opportunity to focus on creating a large-scale work for the first time and to challenge her own concepts of music performance and the world of electronic music performance.

Image: Jenn Kirby (copyright Daryl Feehely)

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