Stay on Target

I want to share a few quick thoughts about Julius Eastman, one of my favorite composers. Eastman was a gifted pianist and vocalist who wrote ecstatic music with often incendiary titles like Gay Guerilla and Evil Nigger (he was both African American and openly gay). As a vocalist, he was renowned for his 1973 recording of Peter Maxwell Davies Eight Songs for […]

Lost Lineages: ერთი

“and the heavens…” I’ve recently started thinking of history like the vectors of a Google Map. Begin with epoch-defining events and slowly enhance the perspective to discover what the grasshoppers were talking about last night. This way of seeing the continuity between levels of events is useful for constructing lineages in music. I bring this up because I […]