Photo by Peter Serling
Featuring Julia Wolfe, Drew’s 2017 Mellon Artist-in-Residence and the Bang on a Can All-Stars
This lecture demonstration with Julia Wolfe and the Bang on a Can All-Stars focuses on the making of Steel Hammer, previewing the composition’s April 26 performance. The artists perform and discuss this work, which explores the American-worker ballad “John Henry” and its connections with labor history. A Q&A with the artists follows the talk.