Julius Eastman

The definition of “ahead of his time,” Julius Eastman was a pioneer of performance art, gay activism and civil rights advocacy.  A spellbinding singer and performer, he wrote  Prelude To The Holy Presence Of Joan D’Arc for himself, as a kind of meditation on the strength Joan of Arc would need to get through her ordeals. For this performance, rising star tenor Julian Terrell Otis sings.

photo by Chris Rusniak