Arthur Russell was a composer, cellist, producer and influential creator of avant-disco and musical pioneer who helped bridge the gap between disco and house in the ’80s while also collaborating with David Byrne, Allen Ginsberg and Philip Glass.
Arthur Russell’s ‘Instrumentals’ is a 9-piece ensemble featuring original members from the 1970s performance of Arthur Russell’s work which was inspired by the nature photography of Yuko Nonomura. Originally performed in 1975, it was played by Russell and his band over the course of the next four years.
On Saturday May 23rd, Harmonic are bringing the band who feature members of Modern Lovers, Love of Life Orchestra, Steve Reich Ensemble, Art & Garfunkel, and The Hothouse Flowers to the Button Factory for a performance. Tickets are €25+ on sale Friday morning from Ticketmaster.ie.
The gig will feature the band performance, a DJ set and original photographs by Yuko Nonomura.
Peter Gordon (composer and bandleader of Love Of Life Orchestra) – Musical Director / Saxophone and Organ
Rhys Chatham (composer) – Flute
Ernie Brooks (the Modern Lovers) – Bass Guitar
Peter Zummo (composer & formerly of The Lounge Lizards) – Trombone
David Van Tieghem (formerly of The Steve Reich Ensemble & founder member of Love Of Life Orchestra) – Percussion
Larry Saltzman (formerly of Art & Garfunkel) – Guitar
Gavin Rossum (DFA Records)
Note: a previous version of this article said Liam O’Maonlai and Nik Colk Void were involved but that’s no longer true.