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Wild Up
A Portrait: Julius Eastman

September 22 at 3:30
West Building, West Garden Court

Based in Los Angeles, the modern music collective Wild Up is an adventurous chamber orchestra made up of musicians committed to creating visceral, thought-provoking happenings. Wild Up believes that music is a catalyst for shared experiences, and that a concert venue is a place to challenge, excite, and ignite a community of listeners. Julius Eastman was an artist who enjoyed a brief period of prominence as a composer, conductor, singer, pianist, and choreographer in New York during the 1970s and early 1980s, yet he died homeless and in relative obscurity. The recent rediscovery of his works is helping to complete his legacy and to give him his rightful place in the canon of American contemporary music. In their Washington, DC, debut, Wild Up will perform the composer’s Joy Boy and Femenine.

Photo by Stephanie Berger

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