24 to 24 Music

For two consecutive performances, Arthur Russell premiered his evening-length 24 to 24 Music. Composed for trombone, cello, keyboards, electric bass and drums, Russell was accompanied by composers Peter Zummo and Julius Eastman. The piece, which Russell would release as an album two years later, was grounded in disco music, but tended towards the experimental. The significance of 24, at which the title hints, was that the piece slid in a rhythm change every 24 bars.


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