Richard King Arthur Russell. A Life: Travels Over Feeling

Mon 17th Jun 2024
7:30 pm–9:30 pm
The Glad Cafe

Arthur Russell’s music defies classification. Across a twenty-year career he created a body of work which ranged from his pioneering compositions as part of the New York avant-garde alongside artists including Philip Glass and Allen Ginsberg, to his genre-expanding disco and art pop productions, to his posthumously released folk songs.

Travels Over Feeling is the result of extensive research by author Richard King, curating the ephemera and documentation found in both Arthur’s and other private archives, and consists of hand-written scores, lyrics, photos, letters and drawings. Throughout, King has conducted wide-ranging original interviews with Arthur’s collaborators, contemporaries, family and friends. The resulting book reveals a true picture of one of the most distinctive artists of the last fifty years.

Join us for an illustrated discussion of the life and work of Arthur Russell including images from Travels Over Feeling and other material from the Arthur Russell Archive. Author, Richard King, will be joined by fellow AR aficionado, David Barbarossa, a dj who has been described as too weird for disco dancers and too disco for weirdos.

Travels Over Feeling is a landmark in the incredible afterlife of one of the greatest forces of 20th century music. Arthur Russell forever.