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Gaudeamus Award 2020 Nominee

Jenny Beck

Jenny Beck (1985) grew up in rural Pennsylvania where the sounds of the woods stirred her imagination at a young age. She went on to study composition at the Peabody Conservatory and Princeton University, where is currently pursuing a PhD. Regarding her music, Jenny says: “I work in an intensely distilled musical language, the goal of which is to forge significance for each sound. I create a concise musical palate and aim to maintain its purity while traversing fully the dramatic range of a relatively limited set of materials.” The resulting sound world is vast, visceral, and restrained in equal measure.