Wild Combination

Wild Combination

A Portrait of Arthur Russell

DVD - 2008
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Portrait of avant-garde composer, singer-songwriter, cellist, and disco producer Arthur Russell. Includes archival footage and commentary from his family, friends, and collaborators, including Philip Glass, Allen Ginsberg, and others.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Plexifilm, ©2008
Branch Call Number: DVD W
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 71 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


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Aug 29, 2017

Arthur Russell is yet another little-known artist who did not search for fame. He made music because he had to. This documentary gives you an idea of how he lived and the music he created. The DVD offers extras which downloading this movie into Overdrive does not. This includes a few videos (movies?) of Russell playing his songs, a cassette recording Russell made for his parents, other musicians playing covers of Russell's music, and Allen Ginsberg's chant at Russell's funeral.

What is clear is that Russell was unique. He was of his time and beyond it.

Apr 21, 2017

WILD COMBINATION is director Matt Wolf's visually absorbing portrait of the seminal avant-garde composer, singer-songwriter, cellist, and disco producer Arthur Russell. Arthur prolifically created music that spanned both pop and the transcendent possibilities of abstract art. Wolf incorporates rare archival footage and commentary from Arthur's family, friends, and closest collaborators.


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