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Julius Eastman: Crazy Evil Gay

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Julius Eastman perfected his multifarious minimalism in three works of the late 1970s: Crazy Nigger, Evil Nigger, and Gay Guerrilla. Each work is scored for multiple instruments of the same kind. Co-presented with and taking place at The Knockdown Center , the concert features Evil Nigger and Crazy Nigger performed as a piano quartet by Joseph Kubera, Dynasty Battles, Michelle Cann, and Adam Tendler as well as Gay Guerrilla in a version for a large electric guitar ensemble scored by Dustin Hurt. 

PROGRAM

Julius Eastman: Evil Nigger (1979) 
Adam Tendler, Dynasty Battles, Michelle Cann, and Joseph Kubera, pianos

Julius Eastman: Gay Guerrilla (1979)
Version for electric guitar ensemble scored by Dustin Hurt. Featuring Cristian Amigo, John KingTaylor Levine, Lisa LiuAva MendozaJames MooreEleonore OppenheimJade Payne, Brandon Ross, Kenji Shinagawa, and Vorhees (Dana Wachs).

Julius Eastman: Crazy Nigger (1979) 
Adam Tendler, Dynasty Battles, Michelle Cann, and Joseph Kubera, pianos. Assisted by Katy Dammers, Nick Hallett, Matthew Lyons, Kyp Malone, Christopher McIntyre, Jade Payne, Lester St. Louis, Ray Sweeten, and Vorhees (Dana Wachs).

January 28, 8pm
Tickets $25 General

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The performance is part of “Julius Eastman: That Which is Fundamental,” curated by Tiona Nekkia McClodden and Dustin Hurt, organized by The Kitchen with the Eastman Estate and Bowerbird.

“Julius Eastman: That Which is Fundamental” is made possible with the generous support of Robert D. Bielecki Foundation, Paula Cooper, Rebecca & Martin Eisenberg, and Agnes Gund; endowment support from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust; annual grants from The Amphion Foundation, Inc., The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., Howard Gilman Foundation, and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Original support for “That Which is Fundamental” was provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia.

Pianos for this performance have been generously provided by Yamaha. 

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Photo: Kevin Noble from Eastman's performance of Crazy Nigger at The Kitchen February 8-9, 1980. 

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