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Music & Activism of Julius Eastman
March 15 @ 6:00 pm$10
Guest artist, historian and composer Davu Seru leads a discussion on the musical activism of composer Julius Eastman as a preview to Zeitgeist’s Early Music Festival (March 22-25). African American minimalist composer Julius Eastman’s vibrant, virtuosic, and rhythmically aggressive music, and the racially and sexually charged nature of his work challenged the musical establishment and anti-establishment alike in the 1970s and 1980s, greatly impacting the trajectory of American minimalism. Lost after his death in 1990, Eastman’s music has been recently recovered is asserting its influence once again.
The program will include a performance of Eastman’s work Evil Nigger arranged for mallet instruments and performed by Patti Cudd, Heather Barringer, and Eri Isomura.