Jenny Jackson is a composer based in Sheffield.
Hooting Not Drinking
Jenny successfully completed a PhD in composition at the University of Sheffield in 2009 following an exploration into the relationship between notational possibilities and resulting performance outcomes. This, as well as an enthusiasm for the visual and dramatic arts and literature, has prompted an ongoing investigation into the theatricality of musical performance. She often chooses to exploit the visual aspect of musical performance in her concert pieces so that there is a tension in the work between what the eye perceives and what the ear hears, sometimes using specific stage placements of the musicians to create perspective in both sound and image. She has collaborated to produce multidisciplinary projects with visual artists, sculptors, writers and choreographers.
Jenny is a member of Platform 4 - a composer collective based in Sheffield. She teaches piano, composition and theory at her home in Sheffield, and supervises composition students at the University of Sheffield. Jenny also directs the Sheffield Viola Ensemble.