Rhapsody in Black

Julius Eastman's brilliant, beautiful and challenging life

Composer Julius Eastman died in 1990, but his music is experiencing a renaissance. Ron Hammond


Rhapsody in Black - Julius Eastman's brilliant, beautiful and challenging life

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March 10, 2022

Composer Julius Eastman’s personal philosophy was “to be what I am to the fullest. Black to the fullest, a musician to the fullest, and a homosexual to the fullest.” Eastman rose to prominence as a modern composer in the 1970s in New York but unfortunately died homeless and alone. He lived his brilliant, beautiful and challenging life to the fullest.

Credits

Host: Tesfa Wondemagegnehu

Producer: Dan Nass

Writers: Andrea Blain and Scott Blankenship

Executive Producer: Julie Amacher