Screening: Wild Combination: a Portrait of Arthur Russell (2008)Screening: Wild Combination: a Portrait of Arthur Russell (2008)http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/172421Stokes Auditorium2011-04-19T19:00:002011-04-19T21:00:00
April 19, 7:00PM–9:00PM
Part of Go Bang: The Music of Arthur Russell
GO BANG: THE MUSIC OF ARTHUR RUSSELL
John B. Hurford ‘60 Humanities Center Haverford College
Tuesday, April 19th, 7:00 p.m.
WILD COMBINATION is director Matt Wolf’s visually absorbing portrait of the seminal avant-garde composer, singer-songwriter, cellist, and disco producer Arthur Russell. Before his untimely death from AIDS in 1992, Arthur prolifically created music that spanned both pop and the transcendent possibilities of abstract art. Now, over fifteen years since his passing, Arthur's work is finally finding its audience. Wolf incorporates rare archival footage and commentary from Arthur's family, friends, and closest collaborators—including Philip Glass and Allen Ginsberg—to tell this poignant and important story. Organized by Associate Professor of English Gus Stadler.
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Talk by Tim Lawrence
Wednesday, April 20th, 4:30 p.m.
Tim Lawrence is a Reader in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in the University of East London, where he leads the Music Culture: Theory and Production degree. He is the author of Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture, 1970-79 (Duke University Press, 2003), and Hold On to Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene, 1973-92. Duke University Press, 2009. He is a founding member of the Centre for Cultural Studies Research, which organised the Cultural Studies Now conference at UEL in July 2007, and a founding member of Lucky Cloud Sound System, which has been putting on parties with David Mancuso since June 2003. In 2009 he was awarded a Research Leave grant by the AHRC to work on his third monograph, Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor: A History, 1980-84. He has published in journals such as Cultural Studies, Dancecult, the Journal of Popular Music Studies,Liminalities, Loops, New Formations, Social Text, Third Text and Yeti. He also contributes reviews to the Wire, and has given guest lectures in Berlin, Bologna, Coventry, Faensa, Glasgow, Liverpool, London, Los Angeles, Milan, New Jersey, New York, Oxford, Rome, Salford and Stockholm.
Sponsored by the John B. Hurford ‘60 Humanities Center’s American Studies Working Group, and the Distinguished Visitors Fund.
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