Inspired by the late Julius Eastman’s powerful and rarely performed oeuvre, Clayton creates a work that restages two Eastman compositions in new arrangements. Interspersed with short theatrical vignettes and original material, JEMD is a 70-minute performance piece for grand pianos, live electronics, and vocal elements that focuses on the music and life of Julius Eastman (1940–1990), a gay African-American composer, pianist, and vocalist whose works were both hypnotic and confrontational.
Part of the Visual Arts Center's Sound + Vision series and presented in collaboration with Texas Performing Arts and Church of the Friendly Ghost.
Friday, March 7, 2014 at 7:30pm
McCullough Theatre, Bass Concert Hall