The Otolith Group's gallery film featuring the music and words of composer Julius Eastman will be screened at London's Corsica Studios on 22 June.
Titled The Third Part Of The Third Measure, the film is described as "an audiovisual composition that stages an encounter with [Eastman's] militant minimalism. It invites viewers to attend to exemplary ecstatic aesthetics of black radicalism that Eastman himself once described as 'full of honour, integrity and boundless courage'." The film, which is projected on two screens, features a quartet of pianists – Zubin Kanga, Rolf Hind, Siwan Rhys and Eliza McCarthy – performing Eastman's piano music, as well as singer Elaine Mitchener and poet Dante Micheaux reciting a text by the composer in which he explains the philosophy behind the titles of his works Gay Guerrilla and Evil Nigger.
The film was commissioned by the ICA in Philadelphia and was also screened earlier this year at the Sharjah Biennial; this will be its first showing in the UK. It is being screened as part of the Hyperdub label's regular Corsica night ø, which will also feature a three hour set by Laurel Halo, whose new Hyperdub album Dust is released on the day of the show.
The Third Part Of The Third Measure screens at London's Corsica Studios on 22 June.