Department of Music

Inga Chinilina to Workshop String Quartet in 2021 as Part of JACK Studio Series

IngaBrown University PhD candidate in Music and Multimedia Composition Inga Chinilina is among nine composers selected by JACK Quartet to participate in the group's JACK Studio series in 2021. JACK will workshop a string quartet written by Ms. Chinilina, and the event will be livestreamed for public audiences. More details to follow on date and location of livestream.

About Inga Chinilina

As a composer, Inga Chinilina both explores and questions the spoken and unspoken rules by which Western academic music is organized. Focusing on the hierarchies of musical structure and its resemblance with the organization of society, Inga wants to rethink the idea of undesirable sonorities and also to address the structuring principles. Her goal is to provide a space where all participants can contribute towards the creation of an audible experience, with the hope that new structuring principles in music will introduce an alternative approach to the hierarchical realm we are living in. Inga was born in Moscow, USSR and currently resides in Providence, RI, where she is pursuing her PhD in Music and Multimedia Composition at Brown University. Inga also holds a BM in Composition and Performance from Berklee College of Music and an MFA in Theory and Composition from Brandeis University.

About JACK Studio Workshops

JACK Studio is designed to expand our community of collaborative artists by offering composers opportunities to develop new work, hear their music performed by JACK, consult with mentors in the field, and receive recorded documentation. In its second year, JACK Studio has expanded to offer three distinct programs: commissions, workshops, and recording projects.

Jordan Balagot, Hyunjung Byun, Stefan Brown, Inga Chinilina, Forbes Graham, Roy F. Guzman, Jens Ibsen, Nathalee Jacques, and Lesley Mok will have existing works for string quartet read by JACK in 2021. These workshops will be free and open to the public, either via livestream or in person. The quartet will offer feedback and make professional documentation to be used by the composers for academic and professional applications as well as non-commercial promotion.

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