Beatie Wolfe off the Record

A few wonderful things which happened along the way

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

Very inspiring - we love it!
— Freeman Dyson, Scientist
The last singer we were this excited about was Gaga!
— Hans Ulrich, Serpentine Curator
Definition of a 21st Century Artist
— Forbes Magazine

Power of Music & Dementia

The question No one was asking... is it Music or memory

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

Profound... One of the first experiments of its kind
— The Times
 
A Musical Miracle for Dementia
— The Independent

Awards, Nominations and Highlights

A collection weird and wonderful things. Follow Beatie's blog for the full picture

Nomination // Wired Magazine

Wired UK chose Beatie Wolfe as one of twenty-two changing the world in 2017 alongside Julie Hanna (Obama's Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship) & 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

 

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

 

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

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

 

New Artist of the Month // London Live TV

London Live TV named Beatie Wolfe their New 'Artist of the month' Nov/Dec 2016

 

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

Kids Wish for the World // Charity Single

A re-recording of Beatie Wolfe's song "Wish" with over 50,000 children contributed to this new version (learn more). It features 10 finalists (aged 8-14) singing their own wish for the world on a single thats all proceeds go to NSPCC and War Child

 

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

 
 

Beatie Wolfe's Keynotes, Talks and Panel 

Invited to talk across Europe, America and Australia from Apple HQ to SXSW

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)