Saturday, March 20, 2010
Julius Eastman's Gay Guerrilla is an epic half-hour work for 4 pianos that I discovered this evening via Alex Ross. The video below features Michael Century, Max Canaday, Catherine Chou, and Andre Watson last November at EMPAC in Troy, New York. Check out the sweet piano situation -
three Boesendorfers and a Fazioli a Boesendorfer, Steinway, Fazioli, and Yamaha (my mistake). If you're planning on listening to the work in its entirety (which I really recommend), take a look at these biographies of Eastman. You can also follow along with the score if you're keen on deciphering Eastman's unique notational system.