Beatie Wolfe interviews the world-class curator and creator of 'David Bowie Is' Victoria Broackes about her work revolutionising exhibitions for London's V&A Museum with shows including The Supremes, Annie Lennox, Pink Floyd, You Say You Want A Revolution? to now her directing the London Design Biennale. Listen to this show that takes you from the Boilerhouse to Bowie via the thread of opening up worlds.
Orange Juice for the Ears with “musical weirdo and visionary” (Vice) Beatie Wolfe explores the power of music across Space, Science, Art, Health, Film & Technology by talking to the leading luminaries in each field from Nobel Prize winners to multi-platinum producers and hearing the music that has most impacted them, their “Orange Juice for the Ears”. Beatie Wolfe is an artist who has beamed her music into space, been appointed a UN Women role model for innovation, and held an acclaimed solo exhibition at the V&A Museum.
Named by WIRED as one of “22 people changing the world,” Beatie Wolfe is at the forefront of pioneering new formats for music that bridge the physical and digital, which include: a 3D vinyl for the palm of your hand; a wearable record jacket – cut by Bowie/Hendrix’s tailor out of fabric woven with Wolfe’s music – and most recently the world’s first live 360 AR stream from the quietest room on earth. Wolfe is also the co-founder of a “profound” (The Times) research project looking at the power of music for people living with dementia.
Victoria Broackes’ Orange Juice for the Ears...
First song that imprinted? “Ode to Billy Joe” by Bobbie Gentry /
First album that shaped who you are? “She Came In Through the Bathroom Window” by The Beatles - from the album Abbey Road /
The music you would send into Space? "Life on Mars?" by David Bowie /
The song you would have at your memorial? “As” by Stevie Wonder /
The album you would pass onto the next generation? "Here, There and Everywhere” by The Beatles - from the album Revolver //
This show first aired live on dublab radio. The podcast was mastered by Dean Martin Hovey.