Beatie Wolfe is an Anglo-American singer songwriter with a raw, acoustic, indie rock sound. Wolfe’s music pulls from the brooding poeticism of Leonard Cohen, the tender and haunting melodies of Elliott Smith and occasionally veers into Americana and grunge territory. Wolfe’s live show has been hailed as “absolutely breathtaking” (The New York Times) and “a profound delivery of depth and soul” (BBC)
An innovator as much as a musician, described as “extraordinary” by Forbes, “ingenious” by Fast Company and “bleeding-edge” by WIRED, Beatie Wolfe is at the forefront of pioneering new formats for music, which reunite tangibility, storytelling & ceremony to the album in this digital age. In this vein, Wolfe has created a series of world’s-first designs that bridge the tangible and digital, which include: a 3D vinyl for the iPhone; an intelligent album deck of cards; a Musical Jacket – designed by the tailor who dressed Bowie, Jagger and Hendrix and cut from fabric woven with Wolfe’s music – and most recently the world’s first live 360 ̊ AR stream.
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.
Beatie Wolfe began looking at the therapeutic power of music for people with dementia in 2014, with support from The Utley Foundation. The partnership looked at direct, ground level impact through working with residents in care homes as well as broader, awareness raising initiatives like the Music and Dementia Festival, held in August 2017.
Her four-month research tour in Priory Care Homes used new music in performances for people with dementia and saw positive impacts through the use of pre-assessments and post-performance questionnaires. Noted improvements were observed in the areas of response and interaction, relaxation, singing and movement and dancing. The pre and post-assessments allowed short and longer-term improvements to be monitored across the project.
Carers reported that even at the mid-project point there were significant improvement in the individual’s level of worry, memory and communication. These changes remained evident after Beatie’s performance, and even after the study had concluded. (Find out more)