Macle, Thruway, Buddha
plus Moor Mother

An important landmark in the recovery of Eastman's music, this concert features the modern premieres of two of Eastman's earliest works- Macle (for 4 voices) and Thruway (for soprano, flute, clarinet, trombone, violin, cello, large choir, and jazz trio - in their first performances since the 1970s.  Opening the concert will be his enigmatic late period open instrumentation composition Buddha here performed as a choral work.  Also joining the line up is Moor Mother performing a new spoken word piece dedicated to Julius Eastman.  


Program:

Julius Eastman: Buddha (1984)

Eastman Community Choir
 

Moor Mother: New Work (2017)

Moor Mother, solo
 

Julius Eastman: Macle (1969)

Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble
 

Julius Eastman: THRUWAY (1969)

Arcana New Music Ensemble
Anthony Bob, flute; Joseph Dvorak, clarinet; Min Young Kim, violin; Tom Kraines, cello; Rodney McGhee, trombone

Hprizm, electronics
Eastman Community Choir


 
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

EKMELES is a vocal ensemble dedicated to the performance of new and rarely-heard works,
and gems of the historical avant garde.
New York is
home to a vibrant instrumental New Music scene,
with a relative paucity of vocal music. Ekmeles was founded to fill this gap by presenting new a cappella repertoire for solo voices. [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]


Friday, May 12th, 2017 at 8pm

Tickets: $12 - $25 

VENUE:

Sanctuary of The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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