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“Musical weirdo and visionary” Beatie Wolfe is an artist who has beamed her music into space, been appointed a UN Women role model for innovation and held an acclaimed solo exhibition of her ‘world first’ album designs at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Named by WIRED Magazine as one of “22 people changing the world,” singer songwriter and innovator Beatie Wolfe is at the forefront of pioneering new formats for music, which reunite tangibility, storytelling and ceremony to the album in this digital age. In this vein, Wolfe has created a series of world-first designs that bridge the physical and digital, which include: a 3D theatre for the palm of your hand; a wearable record jacket – cut by Bowie/Hendrix’s tailor out of fabric woven with Wolfe’s music – and most recently an ‘anti-stream’ from the quietest room on earth and space beam via the Big Bang horn.
Wolfe is also the co-founder of a “profound” (The Times) research project looking at the power of music for people living with dementia that was picked up by Stanford, The American Alzheimer’s Association, and led to the establishment of the charity Music For Dementia 2020.
As an artist who is constantly pushing the boundaries and making us rethink the value of music, art and humanistic experiences in today’s digital age, it is no surprise that the Barbican (europe’s largest art centre) recently commissioned a documentary about Beatie Wolfe’s pioneering work, titled: ‘Orange Juice for the Ears: From Space Beams to Anti-Streams’ which explores her music, innovations, philanthropic work and the shared intention that connects them all.