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Encyclopedia > Julia Wolfe

Julia Wolfe (born December 18, 1958) is an American composer. She was born in Philadelphia and works in New York. Wolfe's music is rhythmically vigorous, assertive, and often clangorously dissonant. As a composer associated with the downtown style of new music she is not averse to drawing on rock and minimalism as primary influences. Her music, however, shows a good deal more rhythmic complexity than is generally found in these genres, hence her music can properly be described as considered postminimalist. December 18 is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki (R) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... Downtown music is a major subdivision of American music. ... Minimalist music is a genre of post-1960s classical music and experimental music which displays some or all of the following features: emphasis on consonant harmony, if not functional tonality; reiteration of musical phrases, with subtle, gradual, and/or infrequent variation over long periods of time, possibly limited to simple... Postminimalism is a term used in music referring to music influenced by so called minimalism or minimal music. ...

In 1987, Wolfe co-founded the Bang on a Can Festival together with David Lang and Michael Gordon. 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... David Lang (b. ...

As of 2003, Julia Wolfe is on the composition faculty of the Manhattan School of Music Manhattan School of Music The Manhattan School of Music is a music conservatory located in New York City that offers degrees on the bachelors, masters, and doctoratal levels in the areas of classical and jazz performance and composition. ...


  • New York Composers: Searching for a New Music (1997). Directed by Michael Blackwood. Produced by Michael Blackwood Productions, in association with Westdeutscher Rundfunk. New York, New York: Michael Blackwood Productions.

External links

  • Bomb Magazine: Julia Wolfe interview by David Krasnow
  • Schirmer.com: Julia Wolfe

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AllRefer.com - Thomas Clayton Wolfe (American Literature, Biography) - Encyclopedia (536 words)
Wolfe's early, insistent efforts to become a playwright met with frustration and failure.
Wolfe's other publications include From Death to Morning (1935), a collection of short stories; and The Story of a Novel (1936), a record of how he wrote his second book.
Wolfe's major theme was almost always himself : his own inner and outer existence : his gropings, his pain, his self-discovery, and his endless search for an enduring faith.
TWS: Details & Trivia: A Brief Bio (1220 words)
Julia Wolfe was an enterprising and resourceful woman who worked hard to improve her family’s economic position.
Wolfe received death threats, and it was not until 1937 that he felt safe to return to his hometown.
Wolfe found he was having second book trouble and along with chronic depression, fought a tendency to alcoholism which increased towards the end of his life.
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