Monday, February 04, 2008

The watchful eye of Arthur Russell

I couldn't sleep last night. Blame it on jetlag. Or stress. Whatever. I popped in the dvd from the rerelease of Arthur Russell's World of Echo and watched him perform two songs. The recording was done Phill Niblock in New York in 1986 at Experimental Intermedia.
The songs on the DVD are "Terrace Of Unintelligibility" and "Some Imaginary Far Away Type Things AKA Lost In The Meshes"
The camera sweeps close to Arthur's face, his chello, the back of his head and so on. Only close-ups. There's a projection in the background producing subtle colors reflecting on arthur and the cello.

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