Textura has just named Julia Wolfe's Steel Hammer its #1 album of 2014!
Released to critical acclaim on Cantaloupe Music, Steel Hammer is inspired by Wolfe's love for the music and lore of Appalachia. The text is based on over 200 versions of the John Henry ballad, exploring the subject of human vs. machine in the quintessential American legend. Featuring the haunting vocalizations of Norway’s Trio Mediaeval, Steel Hammer also stretches the standard instrumentation of the Bang on a Can All-Stars with wooden bones, mountain dulcimer, banjo and more.
Steel Hammer is also now an exciting new evening-length theater work pairing Bang on a Can All-Stars with renowned director Anne Bogart and SITI Company.