Cal Performances at Home Beyond the Stage

Artist Conversation with Julia Wolfe

Cal Performances Executive and Artistic Director Jeremy Geffen sits down with Steel Hammer composer Julia Wolfe to discuss the genesis of the piece, how it was the inspiration for the Illuminations thread “Fact or Fiction,” the challenges of changing a large-scale live performance to a recording in the midst of a pandemic, and more in this Beyond the Stage artist talk.

This artist conversation video was recorded in conjunction with the Bang on a Can; Julia Wolfe’s Steel Hammer performance, part of the Cal Performances at Home Spring Season.

Go Beyond the Stage with behind-the-scenes artist talks and interviews, lectures and public forums with UC Berkeley faculty, recommended reading, and other interesting connections to the Cal Performances At Home programs.

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