The Tune In Festival
11/6/21, 2:00 AM
The return of The Tune In Festival will feature more than 30 artists and ensembles over four days, coming together to pay respect to the time-honored tradition of music and poetry as sources of resilience, protest and inspiration. Curated by performance poet J. Ivy and pianist Lisa Kaplan in close collaboration with CAP UCLA Creative Advisor Kristy Edmunds.
For the festival, Jennifer created a music flm for experimental violin duo The Furies. Confronting humanity's impact on the climate and our place in the universe, The Furies's piece for the Tune In Festival is a meditation on the arc of history, from the primal dawn of civilization to an uncertain future.
Day 2: Friday, November 5 at 7PM PT
Eighth Blackbird: Singing in the Dead of Night by Julia Wolfe
The Furies: Did He Promise You Tomorrow
Watch for FREE at https://cap.ucla.edu/calendar/details/tifday2
Monday Evening Concerts:: GAY GUERILLA: A Portrait of Julius Eastman
Time & Location
“What I am trying to achieve is to be what I am to the fullest...black to the fullest, a musician to the fullest, a homosexual to the fullest.” ~ Julius Eastman
The classically-trained pianist, singer, dancer and composer Julius Eastman was one of the great musical polymaths of the 20th century. A black, gay musician in a field then overwhelmingly dominated by white men, Eastman's career was one of remarkable breadth and integrity. Throughout the 60s and 70s, he was a rising star of the avant-garde, active as a composer, teacher, and performer, earning a Grammy nomination for his recording of Peter Maxwell Davies' "Eight Songs for a Mad King." Plagued by demons of addiction, however, his career derailed in the 80s. During this period, he was evicted from his East Village apartment in New York for non-payment of rent and all his belongings, including his music, were thrown unceremoniously into the street, allowing his already-cryptic scores to be blown away into oblivion. This concert, which features one original score which remained intact (Crazy Nigger), and one reconstruction of an original score of Eastman's (The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc), pays homage to this provocative and neglected genius.
The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc (Prelude)
The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc*
*Transcription by Clarice Jensen
Tickets $27 / $12 student