Saturday, August 26, 8:00
Army Navy Academy Chapel
(Festival Pass and single concert tickets available)
Los Angeles-based composer/multi-instrumentalist Julia Holter blurs the boundaries between indie music, modern composition, and electronic music in her own work as well as her collaborations. Holter grew up in a musically inclined family -- her father is a guitarist who once played with Pete Seeger -- and studied electronic music at CalArts. Her first full-fledged album, 2011's Tragedy, was inspired by Euripides' play Hippolytus, and melded tweaked electronics with classical and pop elements, earning critical acclaim from avant and underground music publications both online and in print. Soon after Tragedy's release came Ekstasis, a lighter and more accessible but still complex song cycle that arrived in March 2012. Her third album, Loud City Song, was inspired by Colette's 1944 novella Gigi and arrived in August 2013. On 2015's Have You in My Wilderness, she took a more intimate, accessible approach that put her vocals front and center.
Julia Holter will be performing in the historic Army Navy Academy Chapel, located directly on the beach.