Annika Socolofsky is a US composer and avant folk vocalist based in Princeton, New Jersey. Her music erupts from the embodied power of the human voice and is communicated through mediums ranging from orchestral and operatic works to unaccompanied folk ballads. Annika writes extensively for her own voice with chamber ensemble, including composing a growing repertoire of “feminist rager-lullabies” titled Don’t say a word, which serves to confront centuries of damaging lessons taught to young children by retelling old lullaby texts for a new, queer era. Annika has taken Don’t say a word on the road, performing with a number of ensembles including Eighth Blackbird, Albany Symphony Dogs of Desire, Knoxville Symphony, and Latitude 49, among others. Her research focuses on physiology in contemporary vocal music, using the music of Dolly Parton to create a pedagogical approach to composition that is inclusive of a wide range of vocal qualities and colors. She is a doctoral candidate in composition at Princeton University. Full Bio >>

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: ambedo

vivid sensory details for percussion quartet

Don't say a word

feminist rager-lullaby for amplified voice and Pierrot ensemble + percussion


song cycle for folk singer & chamber ensemble