The V&A Presents…
THE ART OF MUSIC IN THE DIGITAL AGE: A SERIES OF WORLD-FIRST DESIGNS BY BEATIE WOLFE
Beatie Wolfe’s V&A album exhibition “The Art of Music in the Digital Age” was named as the highlight of London Design Festivals by BA’s High Life Magazine
Additional features include Wallpaper Magazine, BBC World Service, FT Weekend Magazine, Forbes, Design Milk, Icon and Creative Review
“Musical Weirdo and Visionary” (VICE) Beatie Wolfe presents a series of album innovations that explore how technology can be used to recapture a sense of storytelling, ceremony and tangibility for music in the digital age. Bridging the physical and digital and reimagining the vinyl experience in retro-future ways, these designs range from a theatre in the palm of your hand, an album as a deck of cards and wearable record “jacket”, an ‘anti-stream’ from the world’s quietest room and a Space beam from the Big Bang Horn.
Wolfe’s latest design is the Raw Space Chamber, which will allow visitors to enter an anechoic chamber and immerse themselves in a ceremonial listening experience, while live AR animations bring the album’s artwork and lyrics to life in real- time. Come hear the sound of silence, a blast from the past, and the music launched into deepest space. Check out the full exhibition HERE
The Barbican Presents…
A new film its COMMISSIONING about Beatie Wolfe ‘Orange Juice for the Ears: From Space beam to anti-streams’
Beatie Wolfe's Story So Far...
Beatie Wolfe is an Anglo-American singer songwriter with a raw, acoustic, indie rock sound. Described by GQ as "smoky captivating melodies that envelop the listener in tales of love and loss” and by Highsnobiety as “timeless romantic song-craft,” Wolfe's music pulls from the brooding poeticism of Leonard Cohen, the tender and haunting melodies of Elliott Smith and occasionally veers into Americana and grunge territory. Wolfe's live show has been hailed as "absolutely breathtaking" (The New York Times) and “a profound delivery of depth and soul” (BBC)
An innovator as much as a musician, described as "extraordinary" by Forbes, “ingenious” by Fast Company and “bleeding-edge” by WIRED, Beatie Wolfe is at the forefront of pioneering new formats for music, which reunite tangibility, storytelling & ceremony to the album in this digital age. In this vein, Wolfe has created a series of world’s-first designs that bridge the tangible and digital, which include: a 3D vinyl for the iPhone; an intelligent album deck of cards; a Musical Jacket - designed by the tailor who dressed Bowie, Jagger and Hendrix and cut from fabric woven with Wolfe’s music - and most recently the world's first live 360 ̊ AR stream
Beatie Wolfe’s work has been featured in the world’s leading museums, festivals, conferences and received nominations across the music, tech and art fields. Wolfe is also the co-founder of a “profound” (The Times) new research project looking at the power of music for people living with dementia
GQ Magazine - "Wolfe enraptured us with her smoky, captivating melodies about love and loss - the best concert this year!"
The Independent - "A unique guitar style and a voice that can carry off husky intros and belting climaxes, Wolfe is absolutely mesmerising"
The New Scientist - "Haunting lyrics, so intimate, like the sound of secrets whispered under bed covers"
Huffington Post - "Beatie’s music is refreshingly low-fi and honest. It’s storytelling - no bells and whistles"
Monocle Magazine - "Montagu Square is a well made, expertly played, beautifully sung flip-it-over-and-play-again-album"
Sky News - "The British singer songwriter who’s at the cutting edge"
Mark Ellen (MOJO/Q/Word) - "Beatie’s music is terrific - the songs, lyrics, vocals, arrangements... incredible"
Wired Magazine - "Beatie creates highly innovative concepts that reinvent how the audience engages with her music and beautifully bring to life her captivating folk sounds"
KCRW - "The amazing and prolific Beatie Wolfe"
Jazziz - "Wolfe's music builds on raw poetic songs with lush, baroque pop string arrangements reminiscent of George Martin"
Awards & Accolades
Best Digital Artist // Nominee
Google Play Music nominated Beatie Wolfe for the 'Best Digital Artist' 2016 award alongside The 1975 & Alan Walker. Wolfe was the only independent artist nominated for the award
Nomination // Wired Magazine
Wired UK chose Beatie Wolfe as one of twenty-two changing the world in 2017 alongside Julie Hanna (President Obama's Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship) and Manal Al-Sharif
10 Game changers // High Snobiety
Highsnobiety named Beatie Wolfe as one of '10 Ways Music Will in Change 2017' alongside Grime, Bowie, Drake, T.I. and Rihanna
Future of Music // V&A (Musesum)
The V&A asked Wolfe to represent the "Future of Music" for it 'Records & Rebels' exhibition from the curators of 'David Bowie Is...'
Award // Best of Britain Innovation
Wolfe was selected to represent the best of British creativity and innovation at the IFB2016 and had an audience with the Queen
Broadcast Host // Pandora at SXSW
Beatie Wolfe co-hosted Pandora Radio's stage and livestream at SXSW in 2017 alongside rapper Phonte