Saturday July 9
Your Motion Says: An Arthur Russell Festival
Day Two: Dances (Loose Joints)
Brandon Drew Holmes
Peter Hernandez & Busy Gangnes
Your Motion Says is an annual festival that celebrates the multifaceted and largely incomplete catalog of work by the late composer Arthur Russell. The week-long festival travels between San Francisco and Los Angeles, showcasing performances that reinterpret and pay tribute to Russell’s work. Other performances are held at Alley Cat Books (San Francisco) on July 3 and at Pehrspace (Los Angeles) on July 10. Your Motion Says is organized by Peter Hernandez & Practical Records.
A virtuosic cellist who traversed folk, disco, and chamber genres, Russell was born in of Oskaloosa, Iowa and later lived in and New York City where he worked with many avant-garde composers from the downtown scene, like David Byrne, Peter Zummo, Elodie Lauten, and Allen Ginsberg. At 40-years-old, Russell died of AIDS-related cancer in 1992.
Photo by Charles Russell Sr.
Admission to this show is a non-monetary donation. Suggestions include: party snacks, party drinks like tasty lite summer beers, clothes for FREE Boutique, hard tennis balls for rolling out, dancer snacks for during rehearsal like sugar free nut butters, rice cakes, avocados, oranges, apples.
Please park on the street.