Hear from some of the most innovative women in new music in anticipation of the fierce, female-led groups featured in the Walker’s current performing arts season. Composer Jocelyn Hagen and singer/songwriter Sarah White discuss their writing process, performance experiences, and work as it relates to current trends in the music industry.
An education program for Walker members, Art School demystifies contemporary art by putting it into context. Tickets are $5/member (free for Contributing members). Register at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 612.375.7655.
About the Presenters
Jocelyn Hagen composes music that has been described as “dramatic and deeply moving” (Star Tribune). Her first forays into composition were via songwriting, evident in works such as 2012’s Slippery Fish, a quartet for two dancers, soprano, and viola, and her first EP Mashup, which creatively mixes Debussy piano music, art songs by Ned Rorem and Benjamin Britten, and pop by Ed Sheeran and Poison. This fall, Hagen arranged and performed several popular/classical collaborations for dance concerts with choreographers Nic Lincoln and Penelope Freeh.
Sarah White is a nationally recognized singer/songwriter known for her previous projects Black Blondie and Shiro Dame. Sharing stages with artists including Yasiin Bey, K-OS, Macy Gray, King Britt, and J*Davey, White does everything from live bands and DJ sets to vocal soundscapes and acoustic harmonies with a “neon soul” sound that blends sultry electro and afro-futurism. She is currently working on a new solo album and is a resident DJ at Public Functionary Art Gallery. White hosts hi.a.tus—a night of future soul curated by Greenroom Magazine.