Jace Clayton's The Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner, performed live at MoMA PS1 on April 21, 2013. Featuring pianists David Friend and Emily Manzo, vocalist Arooj Aftab, and special guest Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts.
JEMD is a 70-minute performance piece for grand pianos, live electronics, and voice. Jace Clayton — also known as DJ /rupture — created the work, which restages two Eastman compositions in new arrangements, interspersed with short theatrical vignettes and original material. jaceclayton.com
New Amsterdam Records released an album version on the project, called The Julius Eastman Memory Depot: jaceclayton.bandcamp.com/
Video by Pablo Tapia-Plá.
Special thanks to PS1 New Amsterdam.