Molly Joyce on Rethinking Interdependence through Disability Perspectives

Recorded On: 06/23/2020

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
3:30 p.m. EDT

About this Session

Composer and performer Molly Joyce shares and discusses excerpts from Perspective, a sound and video work featuring contributions from disabled participants worldwide. In the work, Joyce musically accompanies disabled interviewees as they respond to what access, care, control, assumption, and interdependence mean to them.

Learning Objectives
  • Hear and see the musical talent of musician Molly Joyce.
  • Understand the perspectives of people with disabilities on the world through the arts.
  • Explore concepts of control, assumption, and interdependence through music.

Molly Joyce, Musician

This session is a part of the 2020 Annual Convention and Public Art & Civic Design Conference

Molly Joyce


Molly Joyce’s music has been described as one of “serene power” (New York Times), written to “superb effect” (The Wire), and “impassioned” (The Washington Post). She has received support from New Music USA, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts, Embassy of Foreign Artists, Swatch Art Peace Hotel, The Watermill Center, and her work has been presented at TEDxMidAtlantic, Bang on a Can Marathon, Danspace Project, and in Pitchfork and Red Bull Radio. Molly often sings and plays with her vintage toy organ, an instrument she bought on eBay and loves for how it engages with her disabled left hand, and she has collaborated across disciplines including with visual artist Julianne Swartz, choreographer Jerron Herman, director Austin Regan, and writer Marco Grosse. She studied at The Juilliard School, Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Yale School of Music, and currently serves on the composition faculty at New York University Steinhardt.

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