Julius Eastman: Thruway plus Gerry Eastman + Moor Mother

An important landmark in the recovery of Julius Eastman's music, this concert features one of Eastman's earliest works—Thruway (for soprano, flute, clarinet, trombone, violin, cello, large choir, and jazz trio)—in its New York City debut performed by the Arcana New Music Ensemble. They will also be performing Eastman's piece Buddha. Also joining the line up is Moor Mother performing a new spoken word piece dedicated to Julius Eastman and opening the evening will be a special performance by Gerry Eastman, brother of Julius.


Program:

Julius Eastman: Buddha (1984)

EASTMAN COMMUNITY CHOIR directed by Dustin Hurt
 

Moor Mother: New Work (2017)

Moor Mother, solo
 

Gerry EAstman: In memory of Julius 

Gerry Eastman, solo guitar

 

Julius Eastman: THRUWAY* (1969)

Tara Middleton, soprano

ARCANA NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Anthony Bob, flute;
Joseph Dvorak, clarinet;
Min Young Kim, violin;
Tom Kraines, cello;
Rodney McGhee, trombone
Aaron Stewart, saxophone
EASTMAN COMMUNITY CHOIR

with
Josh Lee, Saxophone
Drew Gaunce, Bass
Patrick Hwang, Drums

and

Hprizm, electronics
John J.H. Phillips, video

*reconstruction by Dustin Hurt


 
Julius Eastman performing at the Knox Albright Gallery May 5, 1973. photograph by Edward Kirstein

Julius Eastman performing at the Knox Albright Gallery May 5, 1973. photograph by Edward Kirstein

Julius Eastman performing at the Knox Albright Gallery May 5, 1973. Photograph by Edward Kirstein

Julius Eastman performing at the Knox Albright Gallery May 5, 1973. Photograph by Edward Kirstein

gerry eastman.jpeg

GERRY EASTMAN has emerged as a prominent musician on the New York music scene with work as a composer, producer, bassist, arranger, conductor, and bandleader under his belt. It is, however, his remarkable fluidity on the guitar that makes him stand out
from the rest.
In 1981, Gerry Eastman founded
the Williamsburg Music Center in Williamsburg,
Brooklyn, NY.
This institution exists to foster
the creation, performance, and appreciation of American classical music.
It is Brooklyn’s only black-owned and operated non-profit jazz institution, and the only one in
New York City to offer classes and
workshops in jazz history and performance.
Gerry Eastman is the brother of Julius Eastman.  [WEB]

Philadelphia-based MOOR MOTHER (aka Moor Mother Goddess or MMGz) is the solo outlet for Maryland-born artist Camae AyewaMoor Mother's music combines social issues with a visceral blend of hardcore electronics and her intense poetry. Camae is also a co-founder and organizer of Rockers! Philly, a 10-year long running event series and festival that focuses on marginalized musicians and artists spanning multiple genres of music. [WEB]


Sat, Jan 27th, 2018 at 8pm

Tickets: $25 general/$20 members 

VENUE:

The Kitchen
512 W 19th St
New York, NY 10011
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