Stay On It + Femenine

The first concert features two of the works most widely performed during Eastman's life time - Stay on It and Femenine - both early examples of his minimalist-based works to show pop music influence.  Opening the evening will be a special performance by Gerry Eastman, brother of Julius.    


Gerry Eastman: In Memory Of Julius

Gerry Eastman, solo guitar

Julius Eastman: Stay On It (1973)

Arcana New Music Ensemble

Dynasty Battles - piano; Tara Middleton - violin and voice; David Middleton - electric bass; Aaron Stewart, saxophone; Joseph Dvorak, clarinet; Keir Neuringer, saxophone; Eric Derr, percussion; Andy Thierauf, percussion;

and special guest
Christopher McIntyre, trombone

Julius Eastman: Femenine (1974)

Arcana New Music Ensemble
with Christopher McIntyre


S.E.M. Ensemble: Julius Eastman, Roberto Laneri, Jan Williams, and Petr Kotk. Photo by Jim Tuttle

Stay On It poem in program notes. 

Manuscript of Femenine (excerpt).


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]


Founded in 2016, the ARCANA NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE is a group of Philadelphia-based musicians dedicated to presenting interesting, beautiful, and unconventional music in interesting, beautiful, and unconventional places.
Built on a flexible roster of 25 musicians, Arcana is able to perform
a broad range of repertoire in numerous configurations. Arcana is a project of Bowerbird administered by Elizabeth Huston, Thomas Patteson, and Dustin Hurt. [WEB]

CHRISTOPHER MCINTYRE leads a varied career in music
as a performer, composer, and curator/producer.
He interprets and improvises on trombone and synthesizer, and composes for TILT Brass (Co-Founder and Director), UllU, Ne(x)tworks, and choreographer Yoshiko Chuma. McIntyre is a member of Either/Or, has performed with ensembles including SEM, Talea, The Knights, Tri-Centric and Flexible Orchestras, and
in composer-led projects of Zeena Parkins, Anthony Braxton, Anthony Coleman, Elliott Sharp, Daniel Goode, Nate Wooley, David Behrman, James Fei, and John King. [WEB]

Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 8pm

Tickets: $12 - $25


Sanctuary of The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104