Author Topic: Julia Wolfe (1958-)  (Read 1466 times)

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Julia Wolfe (1958-)
« on: August 04, 2017, 06:43:46 PM »
"Julia Wolfe, a 2016 MacArthur Fellow and winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in music, draws inspiration from folk, classical, and rock genres, bringing a modern sensibility to each while simultaneously tearing down the walls between them."

Steel Hammer and Anthracite Fields have become 21st-century staples, so I was very surprised to find that she had no thread.
Let the discussion commence!
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Re: Julia Wolfe (1958-)
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2017, 07:14:10 PM »
tried out four of her works on YouTube - sorry, don't hear anything at all in her stuff of worth
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Re: Julia Wolfe (1958-)
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2019, 03:59:13 PM »
So I heard Anthracite Fields again today and still think it's a great work. I'm wondering if anyone else has thoughts on this specific composition.

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Re: Julia Wolfe (1958-)
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2019, 07:27:28 PM »
I’ve heard a few of her pieces...yeah, not too impressed. The same goes for that whole ‘Bang On A Can’ crowd.
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