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Title Gay guerrilla : Julius Eastman and his music / edited by Renée Levine Packer, Mary Jane Leach.

Publication Info. Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Eastman,J GAY    Available
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Description xxii, 244 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
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Series Eastman studies in music, 1071-9989 ; v. 129
Eastman studies in music ; v. 129.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-223) and index.
Contents Julius Eastman, a biography / Renée Levine Packer -- Unjust malaise / David Borden -- The Julius Eastman parables / R. Nemo Hill -- Julius Eastman and the conception of "organic music" / Kyle Gann -- Julius Eastman singing / John Patrick Thomas -- An accidental musicologist passes the torch / Mary Jane Leach -- A flexible musical identity : Julius Eastman in New York City, 1976-90 / Ryan Dohoney -- Evil nigger : a piece for multiple instruments of the same type by Julius Eastman (1979), with performance instructions by Joseph Kubera / David Borden -- A postminimalist analysis of Julius Eastman's Crazy nigger / Andrew Hanson-Dvoracek -- "That piece does not exist without Julius" : still staying on Stay on it / Matthew Mendez -- Connecting the dots / Mary Jane Leach -- Gay guerrilla : a minimalist choralphantasie / Luciano Chessa.
Summary "Composer-performer Julius Eastman was an enigma, both comfortable and uncomfortable in the many worlds he inhabited: black, white, gay, straight, classical music, disco, academia, and downtown New York. His music, insistent and straightforward, resists labels and seethes with a tension that resonates with musicians, scholars, and audiences today. Eastman's provocative titles, including Gay Guerrilla, Evil Nigger, Crazy Nigger, and others assault us with his obsessions. Eastman tested limits with his political aggressiveness, as recounted in legendary scandals he unleashed, for example, his June 1975 performance of John Cage's Song Books, which featured homoerotic interjections, and the uproar over his titles at Northwestern University. These episodes are examples of Eastman's persistence in pushing the limits of the acceptable in the highly charged arenas of sexual and civil rights. The essays in Gay Guerrilla offer context on Eastman's life history and the era's social landscape, commentaries on the composer's personality and talents, and analyses of his music. The book presents an authentic portrait of a notable American artist that is compelling reading for the general reader as well as scholars interested in twentieth-century American music, American Studies, gay rights, and civil rights."-- Publisher's description.
Subject Eastman, Julius.
Composers -- United States -- Biography.
Pianists -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Author Levine Packer, Renée, 1940- editor.
Leach, Mary Jane, editor.
Added Title Julius Eastman and his music
ISBN 9781580465342 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)

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