Genevieve Murphy

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Genevieve (1988, Scotland) studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Glasgow, Junior School followed by Birmingham Conservatoire for Bachelor of Music. She received a Masters in Composition at The Royal Conservatory of The Hague in 2013 and currently lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Genevieve is known to combine performance art/visual art with contemporary classical music and her concepts are frequently based around psychology, and disability. As well as an independent maker she has collaborated and performed with visual artists, free improvisers, choreographers and producers and has toured internationally with London based visual artist Martin Creed.

For Genevieve sound and visuality are entangled matters and thus her “performance compositions” are both sonic and visual in which she appears as a slightly ‘off’ figure – speaking both disturbing, poetic and recognisable texts that offer ‘as it were’ slices of ones head, in order to show “what happens inside”. The voice that “gives you advice from the air above your head” is a recurrent presence in which her characters relate, they want to feel the peak of reality, pushing themselves towards the edge, almost falling off…

Biography

Genevieve (1988, Scotland) studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Glasgow, Junior School followed by Birmingham Conservatoire for Bachelor of Music. She received a Masters in Composition at The Royal Conservatory of The Hague in 2013 and currently lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Genevieve is known to combine performance art/visual art with contemporary classical music and her concepts are frequently based around psychology, and disability. As well as an independent maker she has collaborated and performed with visual artists, free improvisers, choreographers and producers and has toured internationally with London based visual artist Martin Creed.

For Genevieve sound and visuality are entangled matters and thus her “performance compositions” are both sonic and visual in which she appears as a slightly ‘off’ figure – speaking both disturbing, poetic and recognisable texts that offer ‘as it were’ slices of ones head, in order to show “what happens inside”. The voice that “gives you advice from the air above your head” is a recurrent presence in which her characters relate, they want to feel the peak of reality, pushing themselves towards the edge, almost falling off…

Recordings by this composer

Recordings
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Birmingham Record Company

A diverse compilation dealing with the idea of 'liveness' in music: that powerful experience of witnessing musicians on stage, in person, in the present. Featuring tracks by Emily Abdy, Andy Ingamells, Ryan Latimer, Genevieve Murphy, and Corey Mwamba.

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