I don't want to be an individual all on my own

I don't want to be an individual all on my own

Genevieve Murphy / Nicole Beutler Projects

English spoken


17 & 18 november are cancelled. We will contact ticket buyers.
Extra performances : 24,25 & 26 november

A sonic narrative

From an early age, composer and performer Genevieve Murphy developed a fascination for psychology and how people create emotional bonds. Through her carefully composed works she brings to our awareness how we behave and respond. I Don’t Want To Be An Individual All On My Own is a search for real connection in an individualized world. Balancing between fear and curiosity for the unknown, Genevieve investigates the power of empathy by reflecting on an ordinary birthday party from her youth. Telling the story through a sonic narrative of pop, spoken word and sound sculptures, she invites you to listen to the soundscape of her mind.

Music video 
How relatable should one be in order to be seen and understood? Your Feeling is the first single of I Don’t Want To Be An Individual All On My Own, a new album by Genevieve Murphy. In this videoclip Murphy investigates what attracts us and what repels us.

Genevieve Murphy
Genevieve Murphy (Scotland, 1988) studied music and composition at the conservatoirs of Glasgow, Birmingham and The Hague. She lives and works in Amsterdam. As an artist, she combines performance and visual art with contemporary classical music. Murphy is fascinated by psychology and disability. Her work explores ways to communicate sensations that can feel intangible and incomprehensible. After Something In This Universe (2018), this is Murphy’s second production with Nicole Beutler Projects.

Murphy's compositions and performances have been performed at Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Het Stedelijk Museum, Sectie C Eindhoven, Music Showroom SC Zagreb, ESC Graz, La Fenice Theatre Venice, MAXXI Rome and Gaudeamus Utrecht, among other places. She has collaborated with, among others, Slagwerk Den Haag, Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest Camerata, Ensemble Offspring Sydney, Storioni Trio, Ex Novo Ensemble and International Ensemble Modern Akademie Frankfurt. In June 2019, Genevieve was awarded Honorary Membership of The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire nominated by composer Joe Cutler and received from Julian Lloyd Weber.

concept, performance, composition, scenography Genevieve Murphy technician Femke Diemer lighting Design Prem Scholte Albers dramaturgy Nienke Scholts dramaturgy advice Justa ter Haar saxofonist John Dikeman research Lewis den Hertog, Nienke Scholts music producers Joel Thurman, Gary Shepherd artistic advice Nicole Beutler final direction consultancy Keren Levi thanks to Wouter van Veldhoven, Julian Hetzel, Manuel Boutreur production Nicole Beutler Projects In collaboration with Standplaats Utrecht acquisition and tour planning Theaterzaken Via Rudolphi video Julian Hetzel with the support of Fonds Podiumkunsten, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst

"A lot of challenges in life do not feel tangible but they dominate us and really have a weight to them. What is that ‘something' that dominates and dictates our every move?” interview Spring 2018