Julius Eastman by Wild Up and Orchestra of St. Luke's

Julius Eastman by Wild Up and Orchestra of St. Luke's
New Amsterdam Records
© Chris Rusiniak, published in 'Performing the Music of Julius Eastman'

Available on June 17, 2022, from New Amsterdam Records, Julius Eastman Vol. 2: Joy Boy is the second entry by Wild Up in the acclaimed new music collective’s anthology celebrating Julius Eastman. The album includes several of Eastman’s rarely and never-recorded compositions, including Joy Boy and Buddha.

For its release party on June 19, Wild Up performs Eastman’s Buddha live from dawn until dusk at 2220 Arts + Archives in Los Angeles, CA, with the audience spread around the day’s ever-changing ensemble.

Last year’s initial release from Wild Up, Julius Eastman Vol. 1: Femenine, was hailed “a masterpiece” (The New York Times), “instantly recognizable” (Vogue), “absorbing” (Pitchfork), and “singularly jubilant” (NPR, among its top-ten records of 2021).

Later in June, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s concludes its Sounds & Stories series with the actor David Hyde Pierce in Eastman’s improvisatory tour de force, Femenine. The live-streamed performance premieres on June 28 at 6:30 PM Eastern Time. The concert is free.

For more information, please contact your local Wise Music Promotion Team.

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