Arthur's Landing front man Steven Hall from NYC was an original collaborator with Arthur Russell, the left-field disco musician, whose genius productions are still reverberating and influencing many modern producers today, including a recent sample of Russell's work by Kanye West
Steven Hall will perform two sets--a solo acoustic presentation of love songs by Hall and Russell followed by a showcase of exclusive remixes from Arthur's Landing's new album 'Second Thoughts' out now on Buddhist Army Records joined by local HK musician Chinese "pipa" lute player Wan Yeung.
Expect an evening featuring innovative music, referencing the spirit of left-field disco.
Steven Hall friend and bandmate with legendary 70s/80s early house and disco producer Arthur Russell continues this lineage of invention, spontaneity and deep playfulness whilst improvising with traditional Chinese musician Wan Yeung for this exclusive Hong Kong show at Potato Head
Impressive musician Arthur Russell passed away due to an Aids-related illness in 1992, but his legacy that has been described by the UK's Guardian magazine 'as not dissimilar to that of 'David Hockney Miles Davis, Picasso or Prince in his restlessness and ability' and the likes of David Byrne, Phillip Glass and Allen Ginsberg have all lauded his work.
A celebrated feature length documentary as well as a book entitled Hold on to your dreams have been published on Arthur Russell, to celebrate his cultural significance in left-field dance music. Go check it if you can. A serious recommendation for any real music lover.
Arthur's Landing - Second Thoughts LP
Links Artur's Landing: Dumbo Dumbo Standard Video
Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell
Hold On to Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene
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