I am a composer of concert music. In a nutshell: I love working with text, I have a penchant for melody and melancholy, and I’ve been known to arrange a few dozen songs from video games for live musicians.
Collaboration with musicians is important to me, whether at the solo or ensemble level. When writing for individual performers, I am informed by their body of work, how and why they love to perform, and how my musical language will best interact with theirs. I was thrilled to work with mezzo-soprano Megan Ihnen as one of the composers for her Sleep Songs project, as well as write for pianist Holly Roadfeldt after being inspired by her sensitive interpretation and curation of pieces by historic and contemporary composers.
I don’t believe that composing has to be an individual process – if you are interested in collaborating on a new piece or exploring some of my existing work, feel free to get in touch.
Julia Seeholzer is an American composer currently living in Warsaw, Poland.
Julia explores narration in her music, shaping timbral spaces around the personal meaning of words. Her vocal works involve engaging with, questioning, and responding to the writers with whom she collaborates without attempting to speak on their behalf. She is fascinated with the subtle complexities of minimal gestures and how those can be manipulated over time to form their own narrative bonds within larger structures.
Outside of composition, Julia has been involved in the world of video game music. She often works on arrangements for various projects and collaborations. Julia regularly works with Videri String Quartet and has contributed to projects including Harmony of Heroes and Song Cycle: The History of Video Games. In 2009, she founded the Video Game Music Choir (now PXL8) – an internationally recognized chamber choir that performs video game scores arranged exclusively by and for the group; she directed the group until 2012.
Julia holds an M.M. in Composition from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and a B.M. in Composition from Berklee College of Music, where she graduated summa cum laude. She is the recipient of two consecutive Fulbright student research grants and received an Artist’s Diploma in Composition from the Chopin University of Music during that time.
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