Jennifer Wright is a pianist, teacher, composer, graphic artist and passionate aficionada of the creative life. She holds two degrees in piano performance (BM, The Hartt School of Music, Hartford, CT; MM, Trinity College of Music, London, England) and studied for two years at the Stuttgart Music Conservatory in Germany.
An active solo and collaborative performer, presenter, and event producer, Jennifer has presented numerous adventurous performance events, workshops and lectures in the U.S., the U.K. and Europe. Much of her recent work focuses around alternative keyed instruments, including typewriters, toy pianos, amplified harpsichord, and her one-of-a-kind creation “The Skeleton Piano”: an upright piano that she stripped of its exterior cladding and mightily altered, which she plays from the inside out with a variety of wild extended techniques and electronic modification.
Her compositions have been performed at the Portland International Piano Festival, Portland’s March Music Moderne festival, Crazy Jane Composers concerts, Portland’s “Art for the Ears” Series, Cascadia Composers concerts, in collaboration with Portland’s Agnieszka Laska Dancers and filmmaker Takafumi Uehara (among others), and in recitals in the U.S., England, and the Karjalohja Summer Series in Finland. In November 2016, Jennifer will travel to Cuba on the first-ever reciprocal exchange of composers to coach and hear two of her compositions performed in the 29th Annual Festival de La Habana de Música Contemporánea. More info available at jenniferwrightpianostudio.com and skeletonpiano.com.
Crazy Jane in Technicolor, 2016,
You Cannot Liberate Me: Only I Can Do That For Myself
Amplified harpsichord, electronics and live-cam cymatics display
Crazy Jane Inner Nature, 2014
Crazy Jane Collaborates, 2012
Crazy Jane Misbehaves, 2013