Works by Catherine Lamb and Phill Niblock prompted closed eyes and meditative listening during a concert by Ensemble neoN at Experimental Intermedia, reviewed by Jennifer Gersten.
About Jennifer Gersten
Jennifer Gersten, from Queens, New York, is a freelance writer pursuing a DMA in violin performance at Stony Brook University. Her essays, journalism, and reviews appear or are forthcoming in The Kenyon Review online, Harvard Magazine, Bachtrack, and Guernica, where she is a senior editor. She recently won the 2018 Rubin Prize for Music Criticism, and was a 2015 Norman Mailer College Writing Awards finalist in nonfiction. See her portfolio at jennifergersten.wordpress.com.
Entries by Jennifer Gersten
For musicians of older generations, to watch Face the Music handle improvisation-based works by black female composers at National Sawdust on Feb. 11 was to attempt to mute one’s envy, critic and musician Jennifer Gersten asserts.
A Miller Theatre Composer Portrait showcasing high priestess of musical eclecticism Du Yun, Jennifer Gersten writes, displayed her formidable skill for making her influences cohere as visceral, gratifying narratives.
Shamisen innovator Hidejiro Honjoh and International Contemporary Ensemble members blazed new collaborative trails in “Shamisen Evolution,” reviewed by Jennifer Gersten at Japan Society.