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Molly Joyce

Molly Joyce’s music has been described as of “serene power” by the New York Times. Her work has presented at TEDxMidAtlantic, Bang on a Can Marathon, and in Pitchfork. She often performs with her toy organ, an instrument which engages with her disabled left hand, and studied at Juilliard, Royal Conservatory in The Hague, and Yale.

Posts by Molly Joyce

Moving and thriving alongside the physicality of disability: the work of Jerron Herman

Molly Joyce talks to New York-based interdisciplinary artist Jerron Herman about disability, dance and his ongoing journey into making work through the combination of dance, text, and visual storytelling. “The physicality of disability is so prevalent in dance… to an extent my job is to show the unknowns of it." "It’s ...

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Redefining Musical Experience: The Work of Stefan Sunandan Honisch

Canadian pianist, composer, and scholar Stefan Sunandan Honisch provides singular perspectives on the complexities and possibilities for disabled musicians today. Molly Joyce talks to him about his research into the legacy left by Helen Keller. “As a disabled performer, I refuse to separate my disability from who I am, and could ...

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Presenting disability arts within the visual arts – a US perspective

In the first of a series of articles, contemporary classical music composer and performer Molly Joyce writes about disability as a creative source, given a US slant to the discourse. When one presents creative work motivated by disability, how do artists present it? Is it narrative first, telling the story of ...