Julia Wolfe is ranked among the more important composers stylistically linked to post-minimalism. Though her music falls under that broad and somewhat nondescript tag, it is quite eclectic and almost defies classification. There is a range of disparate elements in her works, from rock and minimalist influences to features such as long pauses and various extreme uses of sound, which achieve massive, some might say deafening, decibel levels. She has also incorporated microtonal elements and natural sounds emanating from both rural and urban sources. Wolfe has written for orchestra, chamber ensemble, solo keyboard, and for theater and film. Wolfe was born in Philadelphia on December 18, 1958. She studied at Yale University with Martin Bresnick, where she earned a master's degree. She enrolled at Princeton later on and obtained a doctorate.
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Arsenal of Democracy 1996 Arsenal of Democracy
 
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