Friday, September 4, 2009

CONFERENCE


KISS ME AGAIN:

THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF ARTHUR RUSSELL

Presented by New York University, Bloomfield College and

The Centre for Social Research, The University of East London

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2009

NYU Tisch Performance Studies, 721 Broadway (Waverly Pl.), Suite 612, NYC, 10003
Free admission to panels.

CONFERENCE


10:00a - 10:30 Keynote – Tim Lawrence, author of Hold on To Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene

10:30-11:30 Panel 1: Musical Variations,

Chair: Sukhdev Sandhu

Peter Zummo: "Pop and the Multi-Pentatonic, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Whole Steps and Minor Thirds"

Elodie Lauten :"Lesser-known Relationships: In the Singing Tractors Nexus, a Sense of Freedom and Exploration"

Ryan Dohoney: "The Experimental Assemblages of Arthur Russell and Julius Eastman"

11:30 –11:45 Break

11:45 -1:15 Panel 2: Arthur Russell: Recording and Legacy

Chair: Peter Gordon

with Bob Blank, Joyce Bowden, Mustafa Ahmed, Gary Lucas, Bill Ruyle, Peter Zummo.

1:15 -2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:15 Panel 3: Arthur and the World,

Chair: Simon Reynolds

Joyce Bowden: "Impermanence and Non-Duality: Buddhist influence in the music of Arthur Russell"

James Thomas: "I'm Sorry, But This Is How I Learn" (Theme: repetition and language in Russell's collaborations)

Ernie Brooks: "Arthur Russell: Creativity and the Business of Music, Resolving a Pursuit of the Ineffable with the Need for Recognition in Worldly Terms"

Daniel Portland: “I Touched You on the Arm: Cruising as Epistemology in the Life and Work of Arthur Russell”

3:15-3:30 Break

3:30-5:00 Screening: Wild Combination featuring a Q&A with director Matt Wolf.

5:00-6:30 Panel 4: Remembering Arthur Russell

Chair: Steve Knutson

with Alan Abrams, Peter Gordon, Ernie Brooks, Steven Hall, Elodie Lauten, Tom Lee

6:30-6:45 Wrap-up with Sukhdev Sandhu

7:00 - 9:00 Reception, Performances and Book Signing (see Special Events below)

10:00 - late Play It Loud! presents A Dance Party with Arthur's Landing (see Special Events below)

SPECIAL EVENTS

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9

9 pm- RECENT MEMORY AT 169 BAR

Steven Hall and Joyce Bowden sing the songs of Arthur Russell

No cover charge

(At 169 Bar, 169 East Broadway, NYC)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10

7 pm - 9 pm: RECEPTION AT HOUSING WORKS BOOKSTORE CAFÉ

SOLO AND DUO PERFORMANCES OF ARTHUR RUSSELL MUSIC

Reception & book launch at Housing Works Café with performances by Mira Billotte, Alex Waterman, Nick Hallett, Rachel Henry, Peter Gordon, Peter Zummo, Joyce Bowden, Steven Hall and others, plus a reading by Tim Lawrence.

Book signing for the new biography "Hold On To Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene,", with author Tim Lawrence.

$10 admission to benefit Housing Works, a nonprofit AIDS-service organization

(At Housing Works Cafe 126 Crosby Street, NYC

10 pm– late DANCE PARTY WITH ARTHUR’S LANDING AT PUBLIC ASSEMBLY

Play It Loud presents Arthur’s Landing (plus special mystery guest) at Public Assembly in Williamsburg---live dance music! Doors open at 10 pm

$10 admission to benefit Gods Love We Deliver

(At Public Assembly, 70 North 6th Street, Brooklyn)

Symposium organized by Sukhdev Sandu (New York University), Tim Lawrence (University of East London), and Peter Gordon (Bloomfield College)

For information contact Sukhdev Sandhu ss162@nyu.edu

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