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Julia Wolfe

Julia Wolfe is an American composer. She is a co-founder and co-artistic director of New York’s music collective Bang on a Can, and the artistic director of NYU Steinhardt Music Composition. Her most recent work, premiered in 2019, is Fire in My Mouth, the third in a series of compositions about the American worker: 2009’s Steel Hammer, which examines the folk hero John Henry, and the 2014 Pulitzer prize-winning work Anthracite Fields. In 2015 she was a recipient of the Herb Alpert Award in Music, and in 2016 was a MacArthur Fellow. (October 2019)

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