Julia Holter is an experimental composer from Echo Park, Los Angeles. Holter was classically schooled and studied electronic music at the California Institute of the Arts. Her pieces, incorporating influences from ambient, chamber music, drones and avant-garde electronica, are usually made as collages and have a certain theatrical feel. After several releases on CD-R and cassette, Holter's debut album was released in 2011 on Leaving Records. The record, “Tragedy”, is based on Euripides' “Hippolytus”. On the album, Holter presents a sound based on a combination of synths, neo-classical strings, drones, nebulous moods and crystalline vocals. Most of the lyrics are taken from the play it's based on. In 2012, Holter is planning on releasing two more albums - the first of which in March, on the Rvng Int. label, entitled “Ekstasis”.
“Tragedy” (Leaving Records, 2011)
“Ekstasis” (Rvng Intl., 2012)