Taking its creative cue from maverick New York artist Trisha Brown (1936 – 2017), who fearlessly transgressed the worlds of contemporary music, dance and site-specific performance, JUPITER RISING focus on showcasing adventurous new artistic work, including the Scottish premiere of HQ: (I Feel so Mezzaniney) by Steven Warwick and Carlos Maria Romero translated by the artists for Joana Vasconcelos’ swimming-pool garden. There are also new commissions by multimedia artist Mary Hurrell and sound artist Ain Bailey.
The two-night festival brings together a richly diverse programme, including Cate Le Bon, The Comet is Coming, Karen Gwyer, The Vaselines, OH141 and Alpha Maid, among many more. A highlights of the programme is the Scottish premiere of experimental music ensemble Apartment House’s presentation of the late, great American composer Julius Eastman, whose work is undergoing a popular and critical reappraisal since his untimely passing in 1990. A true innovator and collaborator with Meredith Monk and Pierre Boulez among others, Eastman’s first and only Scottish performance took place in 1974 at Glasgow’s Third Eye Centre (now the CCA). For JUPITER RISING, the powerful vocalist and artist Elaine Mitchener will join Apartment House to perform Eastman’s repertoire, alongside presenting a new solo piece especially for the festival. The programme also includes a presentation of The Otolith Group’s The Third Part of The Third Measure
, their 2017 film on Julius Eastman in which Mitchener appears