Aum Grand Ensemble & Ensemble 0

jouent Julius Eastman + Arthur Russell

The similarities between composers Julius Eastman and Arthur Russell are obvious: they share the same ambivalent culture straddling classical music and pop, as well as the same proximity to the work of Steve Reich and Philip Glass, and the same political and militant definition of their homosexuality. Arthur Russell‘s Tower Of Meaning was originally written for a Robert Wilson production in the early 1980s, but a dispute between them led to the music being erased. Femenine (1974) by Julius Eastman lies somewhere between classical and total experimentation.

Part of the Variations festival

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