Jennifer Walshe

Lampo Annex

Monadnock Building
53 West Jackson Boulevard #1656
Chicago, Illinois 60604

This event has been postponed.

Jennifer Walshe summons the ghosts of the hidden layer in a new solo performance for Lampo, where her body becomes a coil microphone, scanning the space around her for electromagnetic sounds. The Irish artist delves into decades-old tape recordings and AI-generated modelings of her voice, searching for occult inflection points and spaces of intervention.

OUR OPPORTUNITIES TO CHOOSE COOPERATION ARE ENDLESS is your chance to join a mid-week séance, more absurd than haunting, in our small office at the historic Monadnock Building. Attendance is limited to four people in each 20-minute performance, offered twice per hour, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Jennifer Walshe (b.1974, Dublin, Ireland) is a composer, improviser and performing vocalist, often working under multiple imaginary identities. Her installations, orchestral-, chamber- and music theater works have been commissioned and presented all over the world. She has received fellowships and prizes from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York; the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm; the Internationales Musikinstitut, Darmstadt; and Akademie Schloss Solitude among others. Recent projects include Aisteach, a fictional history of avant-garde music in Ireland; EVERYTHING IS IMPORTANT, a work for voice, string quartet and film commissioned by the Arditti Quartet; and TIME TIME TIME, an opera written in collaboration with the philosopher Timothy Morton. ALL THE MANY PEOPLS, her second solo album, was released on Migro Records in May 2019. Walshe is currently Professor of Experimental Performance at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Stuttgart.

She first appeared at Lampo in February 2015, in performance with Tony Conrad.

Jennifer Walshe’s OUR OPPORTUNITIES TO CHOOSE COOPERATION ARE ENDLESS is part of an occasional series of works, where artists offer short, person-to-person performances, constrained by the 10 x 20 foot space of the Lampo office.