Beatie Wolfe on music, storytelling and ceremony in conversation with Justyna Green

 

“When what you do is what you love it’s just wonderful doing that. I feel very blessed in that way.” Beatie Wolfe - musician, storyteller and innovator - speaks to Justyna Green about her deep love of music, art and design.

In 2018, Beatie exhibited at the V&A as part of London Design Festival with 'The Art of Music in the Digital Age', an exploration of the role of technology on the future of music innovation.

Named by WIRED as one of "22 people changing the world,” Beatie Wolfe is at the forefront of pioneering new formats for music that bridge the physical and digital, which include: a 3D theatre for the palm of your hand; a wearable record jacket - cut by Bowie/Hendrix’s tailor out of fabric woven with Wolfe’s music - and most recently an ‘anti-stream’ from the quietest room on earth. Wolfe is also the co-founder of a “profound” (The Times) research project looking at the power of music for people living with dementia. She has beamed her music into space, been appointed a UN Women role model for innovation and is the subject of a new music documentary commissioned by the Barbican Centre.