Loop38, in conjunction with Music at the Meeting House, presents: JULIUS EASTMAN – A Houston First After his eviction and early death at just 49 years of age, Julius Eastman’s body of composition was nearly lost. Through the efforts of his friends and colleagues, many of Eastman’s scores and recordings, which had been thrown into the street by his former landlord, are beginning to enter back into circulation. Loop38 is proud to perform the first-ever Houston performance of Eastman’s music: we present his evening-length piece Femenine, one of the few for which an original recording exists, in a new arrangement by our co-director, conductor, and percussionist, Craig Hauschildt. We supplement this monumental work with music from David Lang: his Increase is a suspenseful work of minimalism composed for large ensemble, which develops hypnotically and inexorably to its climax.
On the Program: David Lang (1957-) – Increase (2002) Julius Eastman (1940-1990) – Femenine (1974) This performance will last slightly less than ninety minutes.
About Loop 38: Loop38 is a modular collective of passionate musicians bringing new music to the heart of Houston. Founded in the spring of 2016 at Rice University, Loop38 specializes in creating contemporary classical music experiences, performing works for large ensemble – an instrumentation that allows the full timbral spectrum of an orchestra while also showcasing the virtuosic solo capabilities of its musicians. Loop38 focuses on bringing meaningful and memorable aural experiences of thoughtfully programmed music of living composers throughout Space City.