Julius Eastman, Vol. 1: Femenine / Wild Up

Release Date: 6/18/2021
Label: New Amsterdam
Catalog Number: NWAM154
Composer: Julius Eastman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Wild Up
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 67 Minutes

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Los Angeles-based musical collective Wild Up will release "Julius Eastman Vol. 1: Femenine," the opening entry in their multi-volume anthology celebrating Eastman, the late composer whose amalgamated musical vision was repeatedly dismissed during its day but is now being unearthed to critical acclaim. Championed by The New York Times for their “boisterously theatrical sensibility,” Wild Up slowly comes alive inside this recording of “Femenine,” the epitome of Eastman’s longform “organic music”—where phrases live inside of phrases, multiple layers ebbing and flowing with the passage of time. Within “Femenine,” Eastman, whose music The New Yorker hailed as “brazen and brilliant,” evolves material based on a two-note, 13-beat “prime” melody—a cosmic clamoring of bells. Simultaneously static and active, “Femenine” lulls listeners into musical reverie.

Works on This Recording
1. Prime by Julius Eastman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Wild Up
2. Unison by Julius Eastman
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3. Create New Pattern by Julius Eastman
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4. Hold and Return by Julius Eastman
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5. All Changing by Julius Eastman
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6. Increase by Julius Eastman
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8. Be Thou My Vision - Mao Melodies by Julius Eastman
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9. Can Melt by Julius Eastman
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10. Pianist Will Interrupt Must Return by Julius Eastman
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