Sunday, January 31, 2010

Clouds, Bruce Russell & The High Seas present a book launch and performance:
Bruce Russell Left-handed blows: writing on sound, 1993-2009
Saturday 6th February 6.00 – 11.00pm
The High Seas
12 Beresford Square
Book launch: 6.00 – 7.30pm
Performances: from 8.30pm by Bruce Russell and
Richard Francis (followed by Russell/Francis duo).
Special book launch price: $20
Left-handed blows gathers together, for the first time, the writings of outstanding sound artist Bruce Russell.
Russell, member of the groups The Dead C. and Handful of Dust and founder of the renowned record labels Corpus Hermeticum and Xpressway, is reputed to have driven a substantial wedge into New Zealand music.
Besides his acclaimed work as a performer, recording artist and producer, Russell is a respected as a writer who theorises improvisation from a leftist perspective. His collected writing, fluidly unequivocal, effectively tracks the thinking of the group of free music luminaries to which he belongs.
This book consists of essays written over the last 16 years, reflecting on sound and its role in culture. It compiles online essays, liner notes, catalogue contributions and most of the previously published contents of Logopandocy: the journal of vain erudition.
This publication was funded by Creative New Zealand and was supported by the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology.

Left-handed blows is available from selected bookshops and, for $35 (includes GST).

Clouds publishing
PO Box 68-187
Newton, Auckland 1145
Aotearoa New Zealand
+64 9 309 2604

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