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Thursday, May 28, 2015

In Context: Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell!

The Red Hot Music series and the Red Bull Music Academy return to BAM with an all-star tribute to musical pioneer Arthur Russell on May 29 & 30. Context is everything, so get even closer to the production with this curated selection of articles, videos, and original blog pieces related to the show. After you've attended the show, let us know what you thought below and by posting on social media using #ArthurRussell and #RBMANYC.


Whenever I Hear a Remix I Think of Healing (BAM blog)
A look at various interpretations and remixes of Arthur Russell's"This Is How We Walk on the Moon."

Arthur Russell's New York—An Instagram Tour by Devonté Hynes (BAM blog)
Devonté Hynes gives us a virtual tour of some of the musician's old haunts, and with it, a true education in all things Arthur Russell.

Let's Go Swimming (The New Yorker)
Sasha Frere-Jones digs deep into the mysteries and myths of this downtown NYC legend.

Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell review (
A review of the tribute album that preceded the live show.

Look & Listen

Byrne, Glass, and Ginsberg on Arthur Russell (YouTube)
"Arthur was interested in the way he could take the experimental, and redirect it to...a pop idiom."—Philip Glass

"Soon-To-Be Innocent Fun/Let's See" (YouTube)
Archival footage of Arthur Russell.

Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell (Spotify)
Listen to the album on Spotify.

Now your turn...

What did you think? How familiar were you with Arthur Russell's music beforehand? What did you think of these renditions? Likes? Dislikes? Surprises? Tell us what's on your mind in the comments below and on social media using #ArthurRussell and #RBMANYC.

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