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Julius Eastman Resoures: Archival Collections

Description of holdings in the Music Library related to the life and career of Julius Eastman.

There is no single collection of Julius Eastman papers in the UB Music Library. However, there is documentation in the form of correspondence, programs, and clippings in two of the broader archival collections.

Music Department Notebooks (Treasure Room)

Circa 133 binders containing clippings, programs, reviews, and announcements for musical events offered under the auspices of the Music Department since 1960. Arranged in chronological order with no other indexing. A database of clippings related to Julius Eastman is available for searching within the library.

Archive of the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts

This collection contains the operational records of the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts. It includes a relatively small amount of correspondence to and from Eastman, as well as concert programs and clippings.

List of Julius Eastman scores held by the UB Music Library

Colors
Photocopy (color) from Renee Levine Packer
Marked for performance with colored pencil
The copy that was on Mary Jane Leach's site seems to have been made from this copy.

Crazy Nigger with its performance guide
Photocopy of holograph from Peter Gena
Matches what was on Mary Jane Leach's site.

Evil Nigger
Photocopy of holograph from Peter Gena
Matches what was on Mary Jane Leach's site.

Gay guerrilla
Photocopy of holograph from Peter Gena
Matches what was on Mary Jane Leach's site.

Macle, 1971
For “non-instrumentalists”.   Score marked by percussionist Jan Williams for premiere performance, Feb. 1972
Holograph, ozalid reproduction, 14 x 17 in.
TR RM M02 Ea78 m

Moon's silent modulation
Photocopy of holograph from Renee Levine-Packer
May be sketch form for version that was on Mary Jane Leach's site.

Thruway
Ozalid reproduction of holograph from Renee Levine-Packer
21 pages, on paper 21 x 21 in. (the score itself is smaller, more like 16 ½ x 13 ¾ in.)

Tripod
For unspecified instruments and electronic tape.
Five pages, manuscript (probably not Eastman's hand), for Taped parts
TR RM M02 Ea78 t
Matches what was on Mary Jane Leach's site.

The UB Music Library holds archival recordings of performances of compositions by Julius Eastman and recordings of Eastman as a performer of music by other composers. The recordings are divided among several collections. A list of all the recordings is available via the link above.

Concert posters including mention of Julius Eastman

636
Cage-Jahr '72
2/5/1972
Akademie der Kunste, Berlin
S.E.M. 12 x 33 in.

714
Evenings for New Music
11/17/1973
Albright-Knox Art Gallery Blum
13 x 9 in.

715
Evenings for New Music
12/16/1973
Albright-Knox Art Gallery Feldman
13 x 9

741
Evenings for New Music
12/5/1973
New York
  9 x 6
M.C. Escher

748
All around Buffalo
6/25/1974
Buffalo, with videographer Woody Vasulka
12 x 14

1247
Northwestern University
1/16/1980
Northwestern University
Peter Gena
14 x 11

1260
2nd Annual Concert of Minimal and Conceptual Music
7/21/1979
Northwestern University School of Music concert series
17 x 11

1261
New Music U.S.A. 1974?
St. Cecilia's Hall, Scotland
With Foss, Feldman, Crumb
20 x 13

1310
Music Today Series, Park Lane Group
1974?
London
With Feldman, Crumb
12 x 9

1312
Center for New Music 1975-03
New York
Center for Creative and Performing Arts and New York Philharmonic, Pierre Boulez
18 x 14

1920
Evenings for New Music
2/11/1979
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
17 x 11

1984
Evenings for New Music
3/1/1974
Akademie der Kunste, Berlin
12 x 34
Has art listed

2154
L'Histoire du Soldat, Julius Eastman, director
12/17/1971
University chamber choir?
11 x 14

2254
Evenings for New Music
3/1/1974
Akademie der Kunste, Berlin
Crumb, Hiller, Feldman
12 x 33 in.

2863
Complesso di Musica Contemporanea THE EVENINGS OF NEW MUSIC di Morton Feldman
2/24/1974
Umbria, Italy
38 x 28

2902
U.S.A.: Black Music and Dance

8/1/1973
Buffalo
Inner-City Ballet Co., Carl Singletary and Eastman
11 x 14

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