Julianna Barwick

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About Julianna Barwick

Composer, vocalist, and producer Julianna Barwick crafts ethereal, largely wordless soundscapes built around layered loops of her voice. Barwick's transcendent music draws comparisons to ambient legends like Brian Eno and Steve Reich, dream pop luminaries such as Sigur Rós and Cocteau Twins, conceptual artist Meredith Monk and new age music, but the humanity in her approach is unique. She explores the intimate and vast aspects of her sound in continually fresh ways, from the relatively down-to-earth feel of 2011's The Magic Place to 2013's ambitious, polished Nepenthe. Though she added more elements and collaborators on albums such as 2020's Healing Is a Miracle, Barwick's music remained distinctive as ever.

Louisiana, United States of America