Julliard alumna Clarice Jensen is the artistic director of ACME, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble.
Jensen has toured with Bjork, and collaborated with numerous recording artists including Jóhann Jóhannsson, Stars of the Lid, Owen Pallett, Max Richter and Tyondai Braxton. Her most recent performances include concerts at The Kings Theatre, Elbphilharmonie (Hamburg), Disney Hall, Benaroya Hall, The Sydney Opera House, Big Ears Festival, Duke Performances, BAM, (le) Poisson Rouge, Roulette, and the Isamu Noguchi Museum. Recording collaborations have been released on Deutsche Grammophon, Kranky, Warp, Matador, Brassland, Domino, Merge, Jagjaguwar, New World, 4AD and many others.
Jensen’s debut album, For this from that will be filled, was released worldwide on Miasmah Recordings on April 6th, 2018. Building on a long and romantic tradition of the solo cello repertoire, in For this from that will be filled Jensen expands and confuses the familiar sound of solo cello through the use of effects pedals, multi-tracking, and tape loops recorded at variable speeds. Her debut was featured as an NPR First Listen, and includes a piece Jensen co-wrote with the late composer, Jóhann Jóhannsson.
This year at Loop, Clarice Jensen will join Korean finger-drummer and percussionist Sowall for Improvised Live Set, an onstage collaboration between two artists who’ve never met before. She’ll also host a Music Improv Session, where attendees can discover new ways of collaborating and playing together and will perform live on the Montalban Theatre rooftop.