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Ada Lovelace – The Musical – Jenni to lead composing team for new musical

I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be working alongside writers James Essinger and Mo Pietroni-Spenst and composers Philip Henderson and Richard Chace to create the new musical Ada Lovelace – The Musical, bringing the life of the English mathematical genius Ada Lovelace to the musical stage. Ada is credited with publishing the first algorithm, and…
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Work in progress to be performed in a workshop of new music for two harpsichords

This coming Sunday, Francis Knights and Dan Tidhar are performing Contemporary American Music for Two Harpsichords at Fitzwilliam Colllege Auditorium, Cambridge at 2pm. This will be followed at 4pm by a workshop of new works for the duet, including one of mine (currently untitled!). Entry to both the concert and workshop are free.  For more…
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Jenni on Huntingdon Community Radio, Friday 22nd September

Jenni will be on Huntingdon Community Radio’s Spotlight programme on Friday 22nd September at 8pm talking about Cracked Voices with Melanie Green. Listen online on their website http://www.hcrfm.co.uk/ .  

A composite man – a composite piece? (Cracked Voices blog)

“A conversation between two people who aren’t really listening to each other” To find out the background to this piece, read Graham’s post about writing this poem –  Not knowing… (part 2). I pick up straight up where Graham stops – with the finished poem winging its way over to me. When Graham sent me…
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Jenni appointed new Adopt a Composer mentor

I’m excited to announce that I’ve been appointed as a new Adopt a Composer mentor. I loved my experience as a composer on the project in 2013-14, and I’ve been passionate about the scheme ever since. I can’t wait to be involved again! See Making Music’s announcement here.

Scales and arpeggios – not just for exams (Cracked Voices blog)

Scales are a staple of musical life. If you learn a musical instrument, you end up playing them (sometimes seemingly endlessly!) and learning how they work is an important chunk of musical theory. Not all scales are created equal. Western music relies on equal temperament, where the octave is divided into 12 equal parts, or…
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Graham and Jenni on Cambridge 105

Last Sunday (4th June), Graham and Jenni were on Cambridge 105 talking about Cracked Voices and Your Voice. Listen to the podcast here!

Scenes from a Train to be performed at Colchester concert in June

A movement from Jenni’s Scenes from a Train (2011) will be performed an an upcoming Colchester New Music concert. Tim Torry, Charles Hine and Alan Bullard are presenting The Pale Enchanted Gold – new clarinet music and song settings from CNM’s composers. The first movement of Jenni’s work – Andantino con moto – will be…
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Jenni’s latest project Cracked Voices now #fundedbyPRSF

Jenni has been awarded PRS Foundation Open Fund funding to support her current Cracked Voices. The additional funding will be used for a variety of things, but in particular will support the second performance of the song cycle and a studio recording. Thank you to PRS Foundation for the support, and to Grants for the…
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Jenni and Graham on BBC Three Counties Radio on Wednesday 24th May

On Wednesday 24th May, Jenni and Graham Palmer were on BBC Three Counties Radio on Wednesday talking about Cracked Voices and about their call for forgotten people, Your Voice. To listen again head to BBC iPlayer Radio – about 1h44 in.

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