Arthur Russell found inspiration in the most wide-ranging places. A composer who shattered the divide between the art world and pop music, Russell's work retains its power more than two decades after his untimely death. Instrumentals is a project inspired by the nature photography of Yuko Nonomura. Premiered in Berkley, California in January, 1975, the piece shifted and evolved as Arthur Russell and his ensemble played it four more times in New York over the next four years.
Close associate Peter Gordon is to direct a renewed version of Instrumentals, featuring original Russell collaborators Rhys Chatham, Peter Zummo, Ernie Brooks and Bill Ruyle. A performance in London's Cafe OTO was organised, but phenomenal demand saw the venue's website crash. Upgraded to Islington Assembly Hall, a further London date has been confirmed for Cecil Sharp House.
Full ticket details will be confirmed on April 24th, 2015. Arthur Russell's Instrumentals Directed by Peter Gordon dates:
23 Dublin Button Factory
24 London Islington Assembly Rooms SOLD OUT
25 London Cecil Sharp House
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