University of Michigan: Julius Eastman’s Femenine // WildUp

Date: April 16, 2023
Time: 4:00 pm

University of Michigan presents WildUp: Julius Eastman’s Femenine

Sunday, April 16, 2023 // 4pm
Rackham Auditorium
915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

The Los Angeles music collective Wild Up is creating a series of performances and a multi-volume anthology to carry his music forward, starting with Femenine. The minimalist Femenine debuted in 1974, two years before Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians and Philip Glass’s Einstein on the Beach had their first performances; yet Eastman was punished for being ahead of his time, in the rejection of both his music and his person. “Wild Up’s new rendition takes a page from Eastman’s personal playbook: It’s exuberant, a bit in your face, sometimes capricious, and always surprising.” (NPR Music)

Posted on January 27, 2023 by erin

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