Open Call

Words, Non-words And Music with Julia Holter


No Funding


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Number of Participants

Max 12 participants


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


February 01, 2021 - February 15, 2021


  • €299.00 program fee (one-time)


Computer Lab, Desk Space


No meals

Public Programs

Courses, Discussion, Forum, Mentors, Professional Development, Seminars, Workshops


Composers, Conceptual Art, Film, Music, Music Composition, Singing


No languages listed

Program Description

How do we experience language in music, both as composers and listeners? What kind of meaning exists in words that are sung/uttered in music? Is it a different kind of meaning than the meaning found in words used for everyday communication? Is it possible that there is a better word for a word that is sung (for instance, "song-word")? We will explore these questions by listening to all kinds of vocal music that utilizes conventional words, made-up words, multi-lingual texts, mumbles, babbles, sighs, etc. Julia Holter is a composer, performer, and recording artist based in Los Angeles. Her interest in sonic mysteries has led her to record in various settings - in her home, outside with a field recorder, and in recording studios - as well as to perform live, often with a focus on the voice and the space between language and babble. Holter's music is multi-layered and texturally rich. She has amassed a body of work that explores melody within free song structures, atmosphere, and the imp

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