Richmond, CA – Jen writes music that ranges from patient, single-minded sonic explorations to elaborate games with fractured, transformed musical narratives, influenced by her study of tai chi and Deep Listening, her love of Jorge Luis Borges and science fiction, and her pursuit of strange and compelling sounds.
Jen\’s work has been featured at the Wellesley Composers Conference (The Garden of Forking Paths, conducted by James Baker), the International Computer Music Conference (Spaces Between, performed by Onix Ensamble), the Bang On A Can Summer Institute (The Memory Gardens, conducted by Brad Lubman), the California EAR Unit Residency at Arcosanti (This Empty and Luminous Room, performed by the California EAR Unit), the Music \’03 and \’04 festivals, and the SPARK Festival (velocity).
Upcoming projects include a theater work for synthetic vocalization equipment in collaboration with actor/vocalist Caitlin Marshall, and a work for orchestra. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (M.M.) and Carleton College (B.A.), she is currently pursuing her doctorate at the University of California, Berkeley, studying with Edmund Campion and Ken Ueno.