Jenny Minton is a singer, composer and artist. Her first piece, Interlude, has been presented at London’s Battersea Arts Centre and Toynbee Studios, Cork Midsummer Festival and Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
Interlude is a unique encounter where a single audience member arranges a piece of polyphonic vocal music with their movement through circles of light. Twelve pre-recorded vocal lines sung by twelve singers are each assigned to a light and motion-detecting camera. As they move into the lights, the audience member triggers the voices, filling the room with music, layering harmonies and creating an intricate vocal composition. Afterwards, they can download and keep their own unique arrangement.
Minton has worked as a singer and composer with artists including Cally Spooner, Living Structures, The Perunika Trio, Lucy Cash, Helen Paris and Caroline Wright, but more recently Interlude has become the foundation of her work — she plans to create an outdoor version for a forest at dusk, and a large version for an expansive indoor space, where audiences enter in succession.
Minton also composes music for video games and is currently working on Before with Facepunch Studios. She has plans to combine the two elements of her work later this year, creating a Virtual Reality musical experience with a cappella vocals and visuals.
“Minton’s Interlude pulls off the oft-tried, rarely accomplished theatrical trick of being both epic and intimate, universal and personal. It’s chock full of joy and playfulness and is beautifully composed and delivered. I defy any age not to be spellbound.” — David Micklem, 64m Artists