Month 3: Volume 2
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Welcome to (Month 3: Volume 2), the new exclusive collection for paid subscribers! Thank you again for supporting this project, I really appreciate it!
(Month 3: Volume 2) contains contemporary art from Russia, Ukraine, England, America, South Africa, Germany, China, Thailand, Korea, France, Venezuela, Japan, Jamaica, and Brazil — loads of contemporary literature: poetry/fiction/theory/interviews, new music, and videos of artworks, fashion shows, interviews, documentaries, and more stuff that resists categorization!
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Julius Eastman (1940-1990) was an artist who, as a gay, black man, aspired to live those roles to the fullest. He was not only a prominent member of New York's downtown scene as a composer, conductor, singer, pianist, and choreographer, but also performed at Lincoln Center with Pierre Boulez and the New York Philharmonic, and recorded experimental disco with producer Arthur Russell. 'Eastman is something of a cult figure among composers and singers', reads a 1980 press release.
The Lenbachhaus will host several concerts in February and March 2022 featuring works by the US composer Julius Eastman (1940-1990). Eastman was a representative of minimal music and composed primarily for smaller ensembles, including piano quartet. This rarely performed and challenging music is an impressive example of the international and cross-genre movement of Minimalism.