Julianna Barwick crafts ethereal, largely wordless soundscapes, all of which are built around multiple loops and layers of her angelic voice. Barwick, who credits her rural Louisiana church choir upbringing for her unique sound, begins most tracks with a single phrase or refrain, then uses a loop station and the occasional piano or percussive instrument to build the song into a swirling mass of lush, ambient folk. Lacking definable lyrics, Barwick's songs create their own themes sonically and leave nameless emotional impressions. Her talent in creating melodic overdubs and vocal percussion is fascinating and dizzying.
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) (View)
Detroit, MI 48201
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