Clarice Jensen

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Welcome back to a second episode of a brand new season of The Contemplative Podcast. On today’s instalment, Matt Emery chats with Clarice Jensen, an American (NYC-based) cellist, a graduate of the Julliard School, and an artistic director of ACME (the American Contemporary Music Ensemble). As an instrumentalist, collaborator, and in her role in ACME, Jensen has recorded and performed alongside many of my all-time favourite modern classical composers, including Jóhann Jóhannsson, Max Richter, Björk, Stars of the Lid, Nico Muhly, Philip Glass, and Steve Reich. As a solo composer, she has been celebrated on these pages for her albums on FatCat’s 130701 imprint – see the writeup on the debut, For This From That Will Be Filled (2018, Miasmah), a track premiere from the album The Experience Of Repetition As Death (2020, 130701), and the review of her latest, Esthesis (2022, 130701), with many ending up on my Best of the Year selections. I have also previously published this In the studio with Clarice Jensen. In this episode, Matt talks with Clarice about her recent tour with Dustin O’Halloran, the ACME string ensemble, performing Max Richter’s SLEEP, her live set-up, and of course, the new album. And as always, there will be music along the way, with snippets from her past releases. If you’re new to this podcast, please subscribe to keep up to date with the latest episodes and catch up on the past seasons. You can find us directly on Spotify and Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app using the links on the sidebar. Enjoy!

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