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Jen (M.A. Cantab) is a director-composer and performance artist, specialising in a-cappella song cycles and radical concerts.

 

 

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"A 'townscape' of unadorned song, delivered here in soaring a cappella."

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She is a Co-Director of the Bristol-Berlin Queer Arts Exchange, Artistic Director of Jennifer Bell Company, member of Bristol  artist collective Residence, and a resident of Pervasive Media Studio.

 

 

Her work is motivated by the redemptive power of stories.

Her songs are intricate vocal soundscapes. They are modern narratives, told through the textures of folk, jazz and dance music.

 

                                                                                                   

Her vocal practice engages people technically, physically and emotionally. She teaches singing and collaborates with live artists, writers, dancers, film makers and theatre makers, as an MD, composer, performer or conductor.

 

 

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Her own productions feature a-cappella ensemble The Beautiful Machine, a 12-piece company of unique singers.

 

 

Her longstanding choir, The Night Bus, performs in all manner of shows and outlandish locations.

 

 

She is a Happiness Champion, on Bristol's first Happy List 2013, created by Bristol Evening Post and Happy City.

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