23/24 Performance Season
Julius Eastman Anthology
There is something about the identity and presence of Eastman’s music that engages us and makes us obsessed. Itís music that, weíve found, lives in the minds of audiences unlike anything else Wild Up has performed. With this Anthology we endeavor to discover the way to carry his music forward.
Julius Eastman: Feminine
The first record in Wild Upís anthology Julius Eastman Vol. 1: Femenine has been lauded as ìA masterpiece.î (New York Times) ìinstantly recognizableî (Vogue) and ìsingularly jubilant..a bit in your face, sometimes capricious, and always surprising.î (NPR). NPR named the record among the top ten records of 2021 in all genres.
12 – 20 players, local chorus of untrained bell players, *amplified or unamplified
Julius Eastman: The Multiple Buddhas
Eastmanís music is the type that challenges performers by increasing their individual agency for change, in each moment of performance. These quasi-improvisatory pieces increase the creativity in groups of performers, and they challenge the audience to be part of the work as well.
8 – 12 players, collaborative residency, *amplified or unamplified
Julius Eastman: Gay Guerilla
A chamber music portrait of Julius Eastman, including Eastmanís Gay Guerilla, Joy Boy, Macie, Budha, Touch Hium When and Our Father
As moderns, we stand on the shoulders of the ancients. Their music changes us. Compels us to make and unites us in being. A secular ritual where the audience is indoctrinated into a cult of love and joy, that the band is already part of. By the end of the show, the entire audience is invited onto the stage and we all try to end the world together. In Future Folk, we become one.
Wild Up and Hélène Grimaud
Renaissance woman Hélène Grimaud is not just a deeply passionate and committed musical artist whose pianistic accomplishments play a central role in her life. She is a woman with multiple talents that extend far beyond the instrument she plays with such poetic expression and peerless technical control. The French artist has established herself as a committed wildlife conservationist, a compassionate human rights activist and as a writer.