Julius Eastman (Composer)
Born: 27th October 1940, New York City, United States
Died: 28th May 1990, Buffalo, NY. United States
Julius Eastman was an American composer, pianist, vocalist, and dancer whose work is associated with musical minimalism. He was among the first composers to combine minimalist processes with elements of pop music, and involve experimental methods of extending and modifying music in creating what he called "organic music". He often gave his pieces titles with provocative political intent, such as Evil Nigger and Gay Guerrilla, and has been acclaimed following new performances and reissues of his music.