Power of Music & Dementia
The Power of Music & Dementia research tour ran for 4-months with the aim to objectively prove the power of music, in this case music unconnected to memory, for people living with dementia. Beatie performed a set of her original material in a number of care homes across the UK and responses were monitored, by 20/20 Research & Spirit of Creation, both during the live performance and in the weeks following as the same residents listened to Beatie's music on headsets. The music, which residents were hearing for the first time and relied on no "trigger" responses, sparked numerous meaningful connections & breakthrough moments with singing along, dancing, clapping during the live performances and significant improvements in memory and communication across the 4-month period . The findings appear in three parts: documentary video (below), data & testimonials. 'Power of Music & Dementia' is generously supported by The Utley Foundation
A collection weird and wonderful things. For an up to date view on this check out the blog
Nomination // Wired Magazine
Wired UK chose Beatie Wolfe as one of twenty-two changing the world in 2017 alongside Julie Hanna (President Barack Obama's Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship) and Manal Al-Sharif
Broadcast Host // Pandora at SXSW
Beatie Co-hosted Pandora at SXSW'17 Stage & Livestream with the incomparable Phonte over two days with one broadcast running for 12 hours
Nomination // The Dots
The-Dots named Beatie Wolfe a 'Creative Leaders for 2017' alongside the Southbank Centre's Artistic Director, Design Museum's CEO and British Film Institute's CEO
Ambassador // London Tech Week
Beatie Wolfe was invited to become a 2016 Ambassador for London Technology. Wolfe was the only artist ambassador, joining UK CEO's of Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Martha Lane Fox and Eileen Burbidge
Patron // New Theatre Royal
New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth chose Beatie Wolfe as its youngest Patron joining Twiggy, Timothy West, Sheila Hancock and Prunella Scales. Wolfe performed the first live music concert in their Minghella Studio
Award // Best of Britain Innovation
Beatie Wolfe was selected to represent the best of British creativity and innovation at the IFB2016 held in Liverpool and had an audience with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
New Artist of the Month // London Live
London Live TV named Beatie Wolfe their New 'Artist of the month' Nov/Dec 2016
Future of Music // V&A Museum
The V&A asked Wolfe to represent the 'Future of Music' to celebrate their 'Records & Rebels' exhibit from the curators of 'David Bowie Is...'
Best Digital Artist // Nominee
MusicAlly and Google Play Music nominated Beatie Wolfe for the 'Best Digital Artist' 2016 award alongside the 1975 and Alan Walker (music producer). Wolfe was the only independent artist nominated across the awards
E.A.T. Collaborator // Bell Labs
Beatie Wolfe was chosen by Bell Labs to reboot Experiments in Art and Technology programme, which began with 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering in October, 1966 and featured Andy Warhol, John Cage and Robert Rauschenberg as past collaborators
Story Commission // Calm.com
A leading meditation app commissioned Beatie Wolfe to write and narrate a story for their "Sleep Stories" series. Fellow narrators include Stephen Fry
Beatie Wolfe Talks
highlight keynotes Include...
SXSW (US), CeBIT (DEU), WIRED's Next Generation & Creative Salon (UK), Victoria & Albert Museum (UK), Chevening House (UK), Digital Shoreditch (UK), Royal Institution (UK), DLD (DEU), DLD.nyc (US), London Design Festival (UK), Social Innovation Summit (US), University Collage San Diego (US), Apple HQ Theatre (US), Berklee (US), University of South California (US), University Collage of Southern California (US), Propelify (US), London Tech Week (UK), Beats HQ (US), Pandora at SXSW (US), Airbnb HQ (US), Bell Labs (US), Me Convention (DEU),
"Last week I recreated the Raw Space live experience for the incomparable Stephen Fry and his wonderful husband Elliott Spencer..."
Beatie Wolfe performs to a packed house at SXSW's inaugural European Festival, Me Convention. Other performances include A$AP, Beth Ditto and Iggy Azalea
Wolfe joins a Buddhist Monk, second person to walk on the moon and renowned curator
Airbnb hosts Beatie Wolfe's West Coast Raw Space launch
WIRED highlighted Wolfe in 'folk' changing the world in 2017 alongside a particle physicist, gatekeeper of the Star Wars universe & Obama's Entrepreneurship ambassador
The-Dots listed their 'Leaders 2017' and asked me to nominate my own
Pandora invite Beatie Wolfe to host their SXSW Pavilion and live stream for March 14th
An audience with Beatie Wolfe at the Saatchi Gallery with CRAFT Magazine and COLLECT
REMIX Summits explores the intersection between culture and technology. Beatie Wolfe has been invited to give a keynote and live performance.
Huffington Post on Beatie Wolfe’s Tap and Play Album Launch and Musically Generated Digital Textiles
Join me and my Pack on November 4th for a live show in the V&A's National Art Libary to celebrate the music of 'Records & Rebels'.
Beatie Wolfe kicking off the Victoria & Albert Museum's new exhibition 'Records and Rebels' as part of London Design Festival
Creative review make Beatie Wolfe's V&A performance their weeks highlight
Luke Wood invited Beatie Wolfe to share the story and songs of Montagu Square with his Beats team and Apple Music
Delighted to be sharing my Power of Music and dementia story so far with the American Alzheimer's Association and Stanford University.
Wonderful to spend the hour in the company of Stanford's Dr. Dolores Gallagher Thompson
Becoming the first musician since Lady Gaga to both talk and perform at DLD
Wolfe joins the wonderful Steffi Czerny's DLDsummer to talk about her Power of Music & dementia project