After a few doubts over its release, director Matt Wolf’s documentary on the late Arthur Russell will receive its premiere in Berlin early next month.
Featuring contributions from Allen Ginsberg, Jens Lekman, Philip Glass and a host of other affiliates, Wild Combination: A Portrait Of Arthur Russell traces the many musical worlds Russell inherited over his career. Under the various monikers of Dinosaur L, Indian Ocean and Loose Joints, Russell sift through guises, from avant-garde compositions with Glass to disco collaborations with David Byrne, before his untimely death from AIDS in 1992, aged 40.
Since then a glut of material has surfaced, with Rough Trade recently releasing Four Songs by Arthur Russell, a tribute record to the Iowan artist featuring various artists, including gallant Swedish crooner Lekman and former Electrelane lynchpin Verity Susman, covering Russell.
Berlin International Film Festival will host the premiere of the documentary from Februrary 13 and it's expected to make its way over to the UK in the next month.
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