Julie enjoys seeking new modes of musical expression with particular emphasis on improvisation and the integration of live analog and digital electronics. Much of her recent work in improvisation has been influenced by Vipassana meditation practices, aiming to center herself and her audiences in the present moment.
Windstruck Duo members, Ana Laura González (flutes) and Julie Licata (percussion), program diverse repertoire for all kinds of flutes and all sorts of pitched and ‘non’- pitched percussion, with the intention to stretch their instruments’ idiomatic worlds through the medium of mixed instrument chamber music.
Throughout her career, Julie has emphasized performing and promoting lesser known works for percussion and has enjoyed working with young composers to bring forth new repertoire for percussion. She is particularly interested in solo and chamber percussion music written by non-percussionists searching to expand the expectations and limitations of the instruments.
Julie Licata (b. 1980 in Ashtabula, OH) is a percussionist/drummer, noisemaker, collaborator, and educator. Her performances range from improvisational soundscapes and works with computer processing, to solo marimba and percussion, chamber ensembles, orchestras, theater pits, Indonesian gamelan and West African drum ensembles. Julie recently accepted the position of Assistant Professor and Director of Percussion at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.