LISTENING MIX provides a musical preview for artists visiting the Walker. Combining their work with sounds from a variety of contextual sources, LISTENING MIX can be experienced before or after a performance.
Bringing her ethereal vocal melodies, vintage electronic sounds, and imaginative soundscapes, Los Angeles musician Julia Holter performs at the Walker as a part of our in-gallery music series Sound Horizon, this Thursday, April 11. Free and open to the public, these 30-minute performances begin at 6, 7, and 8 pm.
Utilizing analog synthesizers, drum machines, keyboards, and vocal effects, Julia Holter creates a dreamlike sound universe uniquely her own. Coming from the LA cultures of CalArts, Dublab Radio, and Echo Park, Holter seamlessly unifies art song with pop song. Within her music, the vibe can transition from direct melodies into abstract sound collages. Much of her work emphasizes texture, harmony, and narrative structure. For this Listening Mix, I’ve chosen to integrate the whispered vocals of swedish group El Perro Del Mar, the playful vocal layering of Grimes, the echoed storytelling of John Maus, and the psychedelic lullabies of Broadcast.