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Constructive Forces - 14th March 2018 (Julius Eastman)

Constructive Forces - 14th March 2018 (Julius Eastman)

Interviews with artists and specialists examining social, political and environmental issues, conducted by K. Yoland. This week: Katy Dammers, Archive Manager at The Kitchen and composer Mary Jane Leach discuss the minimalist composer Julius Eastman. Born 1940 in Ithaca, New York, Eastman's compositions and performances were not only experimentations in aesthetics, but also spoke to moral, political and social issues, confronting racism and homophobia through his composition titles and extensive programme notes. Until recently much of his work has been lost. Eastman died homeless aged 49. Note: this programme contains language some listeners may find offensive.