ARTHUR KING PRESENTS: TIM RUTILI—ARROYO ABSTRACTIONS
LP OUT SEPTEMBER 28 ON DANGERBIRD RECORDS
EXPERIMENTAL ALBUM AND EVENT SERIES CURATED BY L.A.-BASED MUSIC AND VISUAL ART COLLECTIVE
FILM PREMIERE SEPTEMBER 29 AT DANGERBIRD RECORDS IN LOS ANGELES, SCORED LIVE BY TIM RUTILI
Arthur King Presents: Tim Rutili—(Arroyo) Abstractions, an album to be released on September 28 via Dangerbird Records as part of their experimental album and event series.
The record also serves as the score to an experimental film, Above the Arroyo – A Dream of the Stairs of Los Angeles, directed by Russell Brown, which premieres September 29 with Rutili performing the film score live at the Dangerbird Records event space in Los Angeles.
Watch a trailer for the film HERE.
About Tim Rutili:
Rutili is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and front-person of renowned Chicago-based bands Califone and Red Red Meat. Rutili has also performed with Isaac Brock’s Ugly Casanova and contributed instrumentation to groups including Joan Of Arc and Modest Mouse.
About Russell Brown:
Filmmaker Russell Brown’s body of work includes four narrative features, a full-length documentary and multiple narrative and documentary shorts. His feature films have opened in select cities to strong reviews, played at more than 70 festivals around the world, and won awards nationally and internationally for directing, writing, acting and editing. Brown is currently prepping for his fifth feature narrative film, Loren and Rose, and editing a short film entitled The 44 Scarves of Liza Minnelli.
About Arthur King:
Arthur King is a Los Angeles-based collective allowing musicians to come together to improvise experimental music and visual art performances in unique spaces. Performers include musicians who have played with Beck, Lou Reed, John Cale, Elliott Smith, Earlimart and EELS, among others.
Arthur King Presents is a platform aimed at stimulating creative collaboration and expanding the definition of creative expression. Arthur King Presents: Album Releases is a series of one-off experimental albums curated by Arthur King members.
Changing Landscapes is an ongoing series in which Arthur King captures sounds and images from a specific environment via field recordings and uses the material to create live improvised performances in the same setting. They aim to encourage a deeper consciousness of the environment and our place within it through music and film. This entire process is recorded live, filmed, and released as a multi-media album via Dangerbird Records.
The first installment of Changing Landscapes installment at Grand Escalante Staircase in Utah was released this past April. Other selected works include environmental installations for which members of the collective traveled to undisclosed locations, creating and documenting unannounced live performances in their surroundings: The Boat took place on the deck of a catamaran in the Pacific Ocean near Los Angeles, Trona saw the collective venturing to the Trona Pinnacles near Death Valley, and Palmetto was a large scale site specific interactive art installation including a large scale sculpture, manipulated video projections, directional audio experiences, a live performance and short film screening.
Unknown Movie Night is a series in which Arthur King invites an audience to attend a movie screening with a live score. Neither the band nor the audience knows what film will play ahead of time, and the band improvises a live score from beginning to end. Audio is recorded and released via Dangerbird Records. Previous films have included Darren Aronofsky’s Pi, Pixar’s Wall-E, Planet of the Apes, Edward Scissorhands, Delicatessen and Jurassic Park.