28 Apr – 14 May
28 – 30 Apr
28 – 29 Apr
21 – 30 Apr
Films & Talks
28 – 30 Apr
Re:ply to all, a biannual Amsterdam based music festival, explores the boundaries of what classical music can do. With immersive multidisciplinary performances, the festival aims to create a dialogue between classical music and current social matters.
At the heart of this first edition, we present the work of composer Julius Eastman, whose music and legacy reverberates with this year’s theme of ‘insider vs outsider’. Re:ply offers a vibrant program of performances, installations, screenings, talks and workshops for an exciting, diverse and in depth experience.
Gay Guerrilla is an iconic piece by Julius Eastman. Together with artists Christian Guerematchi and Boris Acket, 24classics presents a reinterpretation of this piece in the form of an audiovisual installation by using spatial sound, light and architecture… immerse yourself in an exciting ritual of light & dark, music and movement.
‘What I am trying to achieve is to be what I am to the fullest—Black to the fullest, a musician to the fullest, and a homosexual to the fullest. It is important that I learn how to be, by that I mean accept everything about me.’–Julius Eastman
‘The installation & performance expose Eastman’s deepest desire for LGBTQ rights and manifest a shameless ritual of desire, surrender and dedication to a single goal – having the right to be yourself.’ – Christian Guerematchi
24classics builds forth on 400 years of musical heritage, and strives to make classical music new. With concerts, events and collaborations, we let the music move, evolve and provide a podium for the next generation of musicians.