How can programming and advocacy responsibly and productively serve identity-based art and its makers? Hear from voices of experience in the final installment of a three-part series by Annika Socolofsky.
About Annika Socolofsky
Annika Socolofsky (1990, Edinburgh) is a composer, avant-folk vocalist, and fiddler. Her music stems from the timbral nuance and inwards resonance of the human voice, and is communicated through mediums ranging from orchestral works to unaccompanied folk ballads. She has collaborated with artists including Donald Sinta Quartet, JACK Quartet, Latitude 49, Mobius Percussion, shakuhachi grandmaster Riley Lee, and the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, among others. New projects for the 2016 – 2017 season include works for the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Third Coast Percussion, Emissary Quartet & The Fromm Foundation, Shattered Glass, sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, and bassist Evan Runyon.
Entries by Annika Socolofsky
How can artists engaged in identity-based work facilitate and empower other voices, rather than appropriating them? Annika Socolofsky solicits expert testimony in the second installment of a three-part series.
What does it mean to make successful identity-based art—or is that even possible? Composer, performer, and writer Annika Socolofsky explores those questions and more in the first installment of a three-part series.
Never one to shy away from making a statement, the composer Julia Wolfe evoked women’s strength and labor in ‘Spinning,’ presented by Maya Beiser for Peak Performances May 10-13.
Music director Alan Gilbert offered a courageous and nonconformist program with the New York Philharmonic on May 19. Part of his final Farewell Concerts, the evening offered a majority contemporary repertoire, balanced with a safe classic.