"Music is the cup that holds the wine of silence. Sound is that cup, but empty. Noise is that cup, but broken.”

Robert Fripp

"Le rôle de l'artiste créateur est de créer des lois, non pas de suivre celles qui sont déjà faites"
Ferruccio Busoni

"Go, go, go! ... Go! go! ..."
John Lee Hooker


John Russell

John Russell is an improvising acoustic guitar player, born in UK in 1954, doing the most to push the boundaries of the instrument.

In a review of Analekta Nate Dorward wrote: "Russell's debt to the instrumental vocabulary of Derek Bailey is clear throughout, especially in his attraction to wide intervals, his resolutely segmented, percussive attack, and his systematic variation of timbre and means of production (open string, fretted, harmonic, behind-the-bridge pling) ..."

He used to play with the saxophonist John Butcher and violinist Phil Durrant and Roger Turner, Phil Minton, Evan Parker as well many others. 
In 1981, he founded Quaqua, an ensemble that varies in size and draws from a large pool of improvisers.

Excerpt of a recent concert he did in the festival "Le Bruit de la Musique" dimanche 24 août 2014, église de Toulx-sainte-Croix - Creuse - France.

thanks to Fab Lat

John Russell answers to the 13 questions of "Prepared Guitar" blog ... here ....

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