"very early on he had decided to get this huge fish tank so he would have his keyboard set up sometimes right in front of this fish tank. I remember he would really like the sound of the water... he always liked that ambient noise to his own music..." - Tom Lee
For day 5 of the Habit of You series celebrating the life and work of Arthur Russell, we take a deeper dive into Arthur's Life and story, examining the autobiographical nature of his work. Arthur's music has always been very autobiographical and in this show we will trace his story from his birth in rural Iowa, to his days in a Buddhist cult, to breaking the dance charts on both sides of the Atlantic and finally to his tragic and untimely passing.
This show will also feature a clip from an interview conducted with the artist Phil Niblock - a staple of the New York art community for decades and the man who recorded the most essential live recording of Arthur: The Terrace of Unintelligibility film (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx2GOF_SL3o).
Many thanks to Phil and everyone that has helped put this week together Find the rest of the Habit of you schedule here: https://subcity.org/news/11050 and tickets to the finale of the week here: https://www.facebook.com/events/232512914358728/
Lots of love TomW17:00 - 18:00