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Jenna Flohr
Violinist, Electro-Acoustic Composer, and Improviser
Jenna Flohr is a Violinist, Electro-Acoustic Composer, and Improviser based in San Francisco, CA. Their work blends different disciplines, creating captivating sensory experiences to engage the viewer.

As a trained classical violinist and composer, they skillfully weave together diverse genres, drawing inspiration from various art and music movements. Their compositions strike a chord with listeners, evoking a wide range of emotions and bridging connections between different musical landscapes.

Flohr is an ongoing composer and performer in Naama Tsabar’s series Work on Felt (Variation 2 and 11) at SFMOMA. This work can be seen in the exhibit What Matters: A Proposition in Eight Rooms and included works by Matthew Barney, Rosa Barba, João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, Walter Hood, Byron Kim, Tatsuo Miyajima, Yoko Ono, Ebony G. Patterson, Lorna Simpson, and Naama Tsabar.

Flohr served as an artist-in-residence at the Public Works Salon, an incubation studio for collaborative work and gallery shows. They hosted the event Cut-Throat within the gallery space, featuring guest collaborations in music, poetry, textiles, clothing, a collage station, and photography.

They were selected as an improviser, composer, and violinist for the MANIFESTE-2022 Academy at Ircam in Paris, France. This workshop, hosted by composer Bernhard Lang, focused on the connection between written and improvised music, aiming to strike a balance between the two approaches.

Flohr's collaborative album "Mantis Tapes," with composer Deeb Ryan and violist Jachai Wilmont, was featured in the short film "LEASING SPACE," showcased at the Atlanta Film Festival in 2022.

Flohr attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where they began studying classical violin and soon transitioned to the Technology and Applied Composition program to further explore the world of improvisation, composition, and combining the worlds of electronics, live performance, multi-channel composition, and AV installation art. Notable mentors include Taurin Barrera, Simon James, and Alisa Rose. Flohr was also honored as a recipient of the Walter Oppenheim Violin Scholarship.
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