Jenny Gräf Sheppard (DK)
Jenny Gräf Sheppard is an artist and musician based in Copenhagen. She activates peripheral places and states through sound composition, improvisation and participatory works. Her recent works deal with the multi-sensory aspects of listening and how relations and ecologies can be sensed and enacted. Her recent development of tactile speakers led to development of The Pidgin Choir (2022), a spatialized “choir” of porcelain speaker-instruments, that filter, translate and voice sound sources variously due to their design and performed manipulations, reflects an interest in deconstructing the enclosed, control over sound that the conventional speaker offers, replacing it instead with unpredictability, interference, noise and the possibility for performers and audience to manipulate the transduction of sound in live performances.
In 2020 she was the recipient of The Novo Nordisk Foundation’s Mads Øvilsen PhD Scholarship in practice based research. She now is in the final stage of completing her dissertation. She has performed and exhibited widely in art institutions, underground spaces, and released numerous records as a solo and collaborating artist.