5 Questions to Jennifer Jolley (composer)

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When you visit Jennifer Jolley’s website, the tagline says, “Composer. Blogger. Professor Person.”–a straightforward, quirky, and confident way to describe her work that perfectly encapsulates the tone of her personality, as well. As a composer who is on the faculty at Texas Tech, Jolley is known for works that explore political subjects, often working collaboratively with writers and communities to use new music as a tool for advocacy. She also writes quite a bit herself: her blog, Why Compose When You Can Blog?, is transparent about the role of failure in the creative process, and you may have read her contributions to NewMusicBox about cultural appropriation and music as political action. This interview explores her various professional roles and how they intersect with the theme of our UNEVEN MEASURES series.
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Sep 2 2020


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