15.05.2020 | Festival

Julius Eastman - Right thought, right music.

Beethoven's visions of a society with equality and without prejudice – how would a composer express it today? The vibrant American composer, pianist and singer Julius Eastman, picked up on the ideals of "liberty, equality and fraternity" and took them a musical step further also writing against racism and homophobia.

The humanist and visionary Eastman thereby referred to his composing predecessors.


Eve of the festival

Postponed to spring 2021!

Starts: 8:00 pm

the TRA I TEMPI ensemble invites you to get in the mood with a performance at 8:00 pm on the eve of the Eastman Festival.

We will hear Eastman's explosive socio-political pieces, "Gay Guerilla" and "Joy Boy", as well as music by the non-conformist innovator’s companions from the Lower Manhattan avant-garde scene and underground disco community.

The Cologne/Bonn-based TRA I TEMPI ensemble has been working with the music of Julius Eastman for some years and can look back on a number of performances, including revivals of "colors" and "joy boy", which artistic director Michael Veltman has produced for the ensemble.


Gay Guerrilla (1979) for voice, percussion and piano

Joy Boy (1974) for ensemble

& specials


Theater im Ballsaal
Frongasse 9
53121 Bonn

Admission prices

€15.00 / Concessions: €9.00
Festival ticket €30.00 / Concessions: €18.00
Group discounts on request

Ticket information

Order tickets:
Theater im Ballsaal
Tel.: +49 228 79 79 01
Fax: +49 228 79 79 02
E-mail: karten@theater-im-ballsaal.de


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