Listen to a new BBC Radio 4 documentary on Arthur Russell

A new BBC documentary titled Arthur Russell: Vanished into Music promises an imaginative portrait of the late musician

The late cellist, composer and singer Arthur Russell is to be celebrated in a new BBC Radio 4 documentary. The program is billed as “An imaginative portrait of Arthur Russell.” Russell has been posthumously heralded as a pioneer of many different musical styles and was notable for his experimental approach to traditionally structured music.

The documentary, which is titled Arthur Russell: Vanished into Music after a quote from Russell’s Village Voice obituary is presented by writer Olivia Laing with contributions from frequent Russell collaborators including Mustafa Ahmed, Joyce Bowden and Steven Hall aswell as Russell’s former partner Tom Lee.

The 30-minute Arthur Russell: Vanished into Music is available now on BBC Radio 4.

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