Along with receiving the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Music, composer Julia Wolfe was a 2016 MacArthur Fellow and 2015 Herb Alpert Award in Music recipient. She is co-founder/co-artistic director of New York’s music collective Bang on a Can and serves as Inventive Director of NYU Steinhardt Music Composition.
She has written for giant ensemble, chamber ensemble, solo and duo instrumentalists and vocalists, operas, choirs, and bands. Drawing inspiration from people, classical, and rock genres, she acquired extension recognition after her 2019 world premiere of the larg-scale work Fireplace in my mouth, by the New York Philharmonic with The Crossing and the Younger Folks’s Refrain of New York Metropolis. The piece is the third in a collection of compositions concerning the American employee — the opposite two entitled Metal Hammer, about folk-hero John Henry, and the 2015 Pulitzer prize-winning work, Anthracite Fields, honoring the individuals who persevered within the Pennsylvania Anthracite coal area.
As the most recent Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Corridor, Wolfe will see her works carried out at three live shows in Carnegie’s Zankel Corridor. Earlier than her in-person live shows, Ms. Wolfe’s residency begins on-line with the movie premiere of Oxygen, a flute duodecet written throughout this previous yr of isolation.
Of the in-person live shows, the primary is on Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 PM performing Metal Hammer with Bang on a Can All-Stars and vocalists Rebecca L. Hargrove, Sonya Headlam, and Molly Netter.
The second is on Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30 PM of Ms. Wolfe’s evocative tone poem Merciless Sister, that includes Ensemble Sign and Music Director Brad Lubman, with violinist Tessa Lark.
On Might nineteenth, the Bang on a Can All-Stars return to carry out the Pulitzer Prize–successful Anthracite Fields with The Choir of Trinity Wall Avenue, Director Julian Wachner, and Scenography and Projection Designer Jeff Sugg.