Wednesday, May 6, 2009

For the Arthur Russell fans: Director Matt Wolf interview in Issue #2

Kitty Snacks chatted it up with Matt Wolf on his recent documentary on avant-garde musician Arthur Russell, Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell.

Before his untimely death from AIDS in 1992, Arthur prolifically created music that spanned both pop and the transcendent possibilities of abstract art. Now, over fifteen years since his passing, Arthur's work is finally finding its audience. Wolf incorporates rare archival footage and commentary from Arthur's family, friends, and closest collaborators—including Philip Glass and Allen Ginsberg—to tell this poignant and important story.

This is a great documentary on a truly strange and brilliant man. You can check out more on the film here and be sure to read the full interview with Matt in Kitty Snacks #2 (OUT SOON!).