Here is the article about JEMD and COTFG from the Statesman from March 6th, Progressive composer Julius Eastman provides name and inspiration for Church of the Friendly Ghost concert at UT
By Luke Quinton- Special to the AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Additionally here is the Austin Chronicle interview/article in the Gay Place – Mo’ Music Interview: Jace Clayton from March 7th
Thanks to those who attended the Go: Organic Orchestra!
We had a great time learning from and listening to Adam Rudolph!
If you missed it, here is the interview from Friday 2/21/2014 brought to us by KOOP Radio show “Wildcraft” hosted by Heather Jones.
Next up we are proud to host: Sound + Vision: The Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner by Jace Clayton
Friday, March 7, 2014
Free and Open to the Public
Sound + Vision presents experiments in sound, video, and performance. Designed in collaboration with contemporary artists, each program provides multisensory experiences through the pairing of visual art and non-traditional media.
Sound + Vision proudly welcomes Jace Clayton’sThe Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner to Texas Performing Arts’ McCullough Theatre. Inspired by the late Julius Eastman’s powerful and rarely performed oeuvre, Clayton creates a work that restages two Eastman compositions in new arrangements. Interspersed with short theatrical vignettes and original material, JEMD is a 70-minute performance piece for grand pianos, live electronics, and vocal elements that focuses on the music and life of Julius Eastman (1940-1990), a gay African-American composer, pianist, and vocalist whose works were both hypnotic and confrontational.
PERFORMERS: Jace Clayton, concept, arrangement, electronics; David Friend, piano; Emily Manzo, piano; Arooj Aftab, vocals
Jace Clayton is an interdisciplinary artist living in Brooklyn whose practice explores the intersections of sound, technology, memory, and public space. Performing as DJ /rupture, Clayton has toured internationally, DJ’d in a band with Norah Jones, and was the turntable soloist with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. He received a 2012 Foundation for Contemporary Arts artist grant and a 2013 Creative Capital performing arts grant.
Sound + Vision is presented in collaboration with Texas Performing Arts and The Church of the Friendly Ghost, an Austin-based organization dedicated to creative music, future-minded expressions, sound, new media art, and counter-culture arts community.