Phonemes – Jennifer Torrence

Saturday January 26th at 2 p.m., a special musical performance will take place at Hafnarborg, on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition Phonemes – Exhibiting Music. Percussionist Jennifer Torrence will premiere a new work by Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir, as well as performing Tom Johnson‘s Nine Bells, from the year 1979. The event is included in the programme of Dark Music Days 2019.


Tom Johnson,
Nine Bells (1979) 45′

Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir,
New work (2019) 10′,

Jennifer Torrence is an Oslo-based percussionist, performer, and artistic researcher specializing in contemporary music. Her current body of work investigates the body and physicality in relation to percussion/performance. She creates new work through long-term collaborative partnerships with composers and composer-performers from around the world.  She is currently an artistic research fellow at the Norwegian Academy of Music where she also lectures and teaches privately.

Phonemes – Exhibiting Music celebrates the fifth anniversary of the concert series of the same name, extending the platform of the series, which is dedicated to contemporary music and has been a part of the Hafnarborg programme since 2013. The exhibition highlights music and art, which augments our perception, as well as affecting our listening and altering our relation to sound in diverse ways.