Genevieve Murphy

In May 2017, Genevieve Murphy received the Nieuwe Makers Subsidie from FPK. A research and production grant that allows the new maker to be produced and coached by Nicole Beutler Projects/Nicole Beutler. There is a kinship between Murphy and Beutler, in the way that they both combine composition and performance in their works. Nicole Beutler's choreographies are compositions of image, sound and movement alike. Music and sound are among the most important signifiers in her pieces. Whereas Beutler's work always takes the body and its movement as a starting point, Murphy's work mostly derives from her own musical compositions. Nicole Beutler will be coaching Genevieve Murphy in developing her work as a performer and a performance maker.

Biography Genevieve Murphy Genevieve (1988, Scotland) studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Glasgow, Junior School followed by Birmingham Conservatoire for Bachelor of Music. She received a Masters in Composition at The Royal Conservatory of The Hague in 2013 and currently lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Her compositions have been performed in a variety of concert halls and art galleries in Amsterdam including Concertgebouw, Muziekgebouw, Splendor, W139, and Stedelijk with, to name a few, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Nieuw Ensemble, Nederlands Blazers Ensemble and Camerata RCO performing her compositions.

Genevieve is known to combine performance art/fine art with contemporary classical music and her concepts are frequently based around psychology, and disability. As well as an independent maker she has collaborated and performed with visual artists, free improvisers, choreographers and producers and has toured internationally with London based visual artist Martin Creed.

‘After Murphy’s OCD performance you’ll want to drop down on your knees to feel the satisfaction of scrubbing the floor. That’s how empathic her performance was.’ ★★★★ Theaterkrant