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Julia Wolfe: ‘Anthracite Fields is my emotional response to the coal mining history’

Even before I’ve asked one question, Julia Wolfe (1958) blazes away into an enthusiastic account of her multimedia oratorio Anthracite Fields. ‘It took me a year of research, reading, talking to people, visiting museums, going down into mining shafts and what have you. 1,313 more words


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John Luther Adams (1953-), In a Treeless Place, Only Snow (1999); Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival, North Adams, Mass., 2016

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CME Bangs on a Can

By Madison Warren

Thirty years ago we started dreaming of the world we wanted to live in. It would be a kind of utopia for music: all the boundaries between composers would come down, all the boundaries between genres would come down, all the boundaries between musicians and audience would come down. 1,153 more words

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Pulitzer Prize winning composer Julia Wolfe shares passion in the Forest

by Caitlin Shannon, Student Life & Arts Editor

It isn’t often that you get to take a class with a Pulitzer Prize winning composer.  It’s even less often that you get to hear a piece you composed being played by a world-renowned music collective before you even receive your undergraduate diploma. 1,505 more words

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G is for Gordon

Michael Gordon is a composer who is one of the founding members of the Contemporary music ensemble/composer collective/record label: Bang on a Can. Alongside Julia Wolfe and David Lang this group has become a contemporary music sensation. 348 more words


Bang on a Can Marathon moving to Brooklyn with promise of 'politics, resistance and love'

Bang on a Can, the premiere purveyor of New Music in New York City, is rebooting its iconic Marathon concert with a move to Brooklyn in May, after a year off. 578 more words


Julia Wolfe :: Big Beautiful Dark and Scary

Composer Julia Wolfe’s Big Beautiful Dark and Scary was written in response to her experience witnessing the 9-11 tragedy, standing two blocks away from the Twin Towers as the planes hit them along with her two young children.   162 more words