The All Joan Show 

The All Joan Show is a celebration of the pieces Joan Jeanrenaud has made in collaboration with choreographer Cid Pearlman.

The concert features three works from the Cid Pearlman Performance repertoire: 'Strange Toys' (2004), 'small variations' (2006) and excerpts from 'Your Body is Not a Shark' (2013).

Performances are in San Francisco September 21-22, 8:00pm at the Joe Goode Annex and in Santa Cruz October 19-21, 8:00pm at Motion Pacific.

In Santa Cruz a new work, 'Wasps & Ladybugs' will have its…

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Jeanrenaud's music in 'Descent' 

My music is being featured in the dance performance 'Descent' in NYC March 22, 23, 24.

The performances are at the NY Live Arts Theater at 7:30 pm.

This is a stunning work by Kinetic Light that features two amazing wheelchair artists!


Deconet Records announces
the CD and digital release of


A Duet for Cello and Storyteller

featuring Joan Jeanrenaud and Charlie Varon


SAN FRANCISCO, CA (15 September, 2016) –  Renowned cellist Joan Jeanrenaud, a 20-year member of the Kronos Quartet, and award-winning performer/writer Charlie Varon, announce the release of their collaborative work, SECOND TIME AROUND, available on CD and as digital download.

            SECOND TIME AROUND is a unique listening experience: a…

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Here is Derk Richardson's review for DEEP ROOTS of VISUAL MUSIC


Joan Jeanrenaud

Deconet Records

In her 20 years as the cellist in Kronos Quartet, Joan Jeanrenaud played music by an extraordinary, unprecedented range of composers including Terry Riley, John Adams, John Cage, Astor Piazzolla, Philip Glass, Henryk Gorecki, Steve Reich, George Crumb, John Zorn, Thelonious Monk, Raymond…

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Visual Music CD release 

I'm really excited about my new record, "Visual Music".

On Saturday March 26 come celebrate with us as we launch "Visual Music" with a champagne and small bites listening party at The Marsh in San Francisco. That night, everyone who attends the 8:30pm performance of "Second Time Around" (Joan's cello + storytelling project with Charlie Varon) at The Marsh will automatically gain admittance to the listening/launch party and hear the new album in full! CDs will also be available for purchase.

Info on…

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Jeanrenaud scores for ODC Dance Downtown 

I've created the scores for two of the pieces being performed at ODC Dance Downtown!

Here is a great discount for the performance


See stunning contemporary dance at ODC Dance Downtown, 3/17-27 at YBCA

Enjoy 15% off Silver, Gold & Platinum tix with code FRIEND15.

Second Time Around 

Charlie Varon & Joan Jeanrenaud Debut SECOND TIME AROUND Set for The Marsh, 3/5 - 4/17

 Shows on Saturday at 8:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm



Charlie Varon and Joan Jeanrenaud Partner in New Marsh Show

By Jean Schiffman           March 2016


“Second Time Around” is solo performer Charlie Varon’s gender-defying, onstage duet between storyteller and cellist.

“What would happen if you put a 92-year-old and a teenager in the same room?” Charlie Varon asked himself as he contemplated writing the short…

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Opening Night-Dead Reckoning 

Tonight is opening night for 'Dead Reckoning', a piece I composed for choreographer KT Nelson and the ODC Dance Company.

The show is part of their ODC/Dance Downtown series at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.  The show will run through Sunday (March 19-22)


It has been great fun working with KT and the amazing dancers, so it will be an exciting show!

Soon I'll be posting some of the music on my stay tuned.


writing music for the MET 

Viewpoints: Body Language at the Met

I just participated in a project with Jason Reinier of Earprint Productions to write some musical impressions of sculptures in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. Along with my six short pieces on six of the sculptures in the collection are additional interviews and impressions from dancers, scientists and others artists.  If you are in New York...check it out!

Here is more info and downloads for the MET


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