The resurrected project is heading out across Europe from the end of May.

Love Of Life Orchestra’s Peter Gordon is taking Arthur Russell’s Instrumentals on the road. One of the most important works by the late composer/disco icon/cellist, Instrumentals was first performed in 1975 and continued to evolve over the next few years as Russell and his ensemble performed it in various New York venues.

Combining minimalism and pop with inspiration from the photography of Yuko Nonomura, the piece even had a fan in Philip Glass, who gave the ensemble his house as a practice space after hearing them perform.

Gordon, who was part of the original ensemble and worked on the score, returned to the project in 2012 for a New York show, and now he’s bringing Instrumentals to Europe with an eight-piece ensemble including DFA’s Gavin Russom on synths and Foom Music boss Benjamin Freeney as warm-up DJ.

Following the recent Arthur Russell tribute album featuring Blood Orange and Hot Chip, a new posthumous album is also on the way collecting recordings Russell made from 1982-1983.

See the gig dates under the flyer. [via RA]


Tour dates:

May 21 Villette Sonique 2015, Parc de la Villette, Paris, France
May 22 Triskel Christchurch, Cork, Ireland
May 23 Button Factory, Ireland
May 24 Islington Assembly Hall, London
May 25 Cecil Sharp House, London, UK
May 27 Primavera Sound 2015, Parc Del Forum, Barcelona, Spain
May 29 Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg, Germany
May 30 Bad Bonn, Switzerland
June 01 Schauspiel Köln, Cologne, Germany



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