Beatie Wolfe “Musical Weirdo and Visionary” (VICE) | The Dots

Beatie Wolfe

“Musical Weirdo and Visionary” (VICE)Los Angeles, United States
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Beatie Wolfe

“Musical Weirdo and Visionary” (VICE)Los Angeles, United States
About me
“Musical weirdo and visionary” (Vice) Beatie Wolfe is an artist who has beamed her music into space, been appointed a UN role model for innovation and held an acclaimed solo exhibition of her ‘world first’ album designs at the V&A Museum Named by WIRED as one of "22 people changing the world,” Beatie Wolfe is at the forefront of pioneering new formats for music that bridge the physical and digital, which include: a 3D theatre for the palm of your hand; a wearable record jacket - cut by Bowie and Hendrix’s tailor out of fabric woven with Wolfe’s music - and most recently an ‘anti-stream’ from the quietest room on earth. Wolfe is also the co-founder of a “profound” (The Times) research project looking at the power of music for people living with dementia. The Barbican recently commissioned a documentary about Beatie Wolfe's pioneering work titled "Orange Juice for the Ears: From Space Beams to Anti-Streams"
  • TEDMED2020: "How music can rescue and restore our humanity"Beatie Wolfe gave this TEDMED talk in Boston (MA) just moments before our global lockdown!
  • Postcards for Democracy - a collective art project by Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh & Beatie WolfeA collective art demonstration to support the US Postal Service (at this critical point), the right to vote, and the power of art to mobilise and connect - especially in the lockdown. To join in and be part of this collective art piece visit: or read more below
  • UN Women's ‘IMPOSSIBLE TO IGNORE’ global media takeover for IWDFrom Time Square to the London Underground, on every block it was Impossible to Ignore
  • Orange Juice for the Ears: private LA screening with Variety MagazineSecond Home Hollywood hosted a private screening of Orange Juice for the Ears, the Barbican commissioned documentary on the work of musical weirdo and visionary Beatie Wolfe directed by Ross Harris. The night featured a live performance & conversation moderated by Variety’s James Patrick Herman, recorded direct to vinyl by Phonocut; new work from Beatie including a quadraphonic installation with “the Brian Eno of laughter” Laraaji and an environmental protest piece in collaboration with The Mill
  • The “Anti-Stream” - Raw Space, 2017Raw Space was released as the world’s first live 360° AR experience, produced in collaboration with Nokia Bell Labs and Design I/O. Combining live 360° stereoscopic video of Wolfe’s physical record stream from the quietest room on earth, with real-time AR animations, the effect was a Fantasia-like live streamed album, which ran continuously for a week with artwork that evolved every time the record spun Wolfe follows in the footsteps of Andy Warhol, John Cage and Robert Rauschenberg as a collab
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Projects credited in
  • Virtual Design Festival x Beatie Wolfe (w/ Dezeen)VDF x Beatie Wolfe: The Los Angeles musician pulled together the day's programme, which includes: a new art piece, design essay, live interview & performance plus the online premiere of her Orange Juice for the Ears documentary. Check out the highlights from VDF collaboration with Beatie Wolfe here or head over to Dezeen.
  • No more excuses for all male panels: here's 50 of the best women speakersIn light of CES' 'challenge', finding enough women to fill its 2019 line-up, The Dots is shining a light on 50 women the tech conference – and any conference – would be lucky to host on its panels. In 2017, the network's founder Pip Jamieson spoke at more than 50 panels, talks and events. She found that while speaker line-ups were becoming more gender diverse in general, all too often she was in the minority or sometimes even the ‘token woman’. In 2018, The Dots is on a mission to ensure there i
  • My photography for Beatie Wolfe on KeiSei Magazine.My photography for Beatie Wolfe on KeiSei Magazine. Beatie Wolfe: Orange Juice for the Ears at Barbican London.
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Work history
    FounderBeatie Wolfe Productions
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Singer-songwriter and innovator
  • Singer/songwriter
  • Music Composer
  • Editor
  • Presenter
  • Producer
  • Public Speaking
  • Writer
  • Voice Narration
  • Story Teller
  • Music Technology
    BA (Hons) English LiteratureGoldsmiths University of London
     - London, United Kingdom
    Documentary CommissionBarbican Centre
    ‘Musical weirdo and visionary’ (Vice) Beatie Wolfe presents an experiential evening of film, live performance and conversation. In Oliver Sacks’s Musicophilia he writes ‘Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears — it is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear.’ Taking that as inspiration, Wolfe explores what music can look like in the digital age, asking what has been lost, what can be reclaimed and what remains to be updated and innovated. Following the premiere of a documentary about her work (directed by Ross Harris), Wolfe will perform live and take part in a Q&A. A singer-songwriter of raw acoustic indie rock that channels Leonard Cohen and Elliott Smith, Wolfe also pioneers new formats for music. Reuniting digital and physical in retro-future ways she has created a theatre in the palm of your hand, a wearable record ‘jacket’, the ‘anti-stream’ from the world's quietest room, and beamed her record into space using the Holmdel Horn Antenna.
    "Impossible to Ignore" global IWD campaignUN Women
    Beatie Wolfe was chosen to be 1 of 9 innovators to represent the UN Women “Impossible to Ignore” campaign that She Innovates kicked off on IWD.
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