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Faber are set to release a book on the life and works of Arthur Russell

21 November 2023, 13:00 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Travels Over Feeling: Arthur Russel, A Life is the forthcoming landmark publication celebrating the life and work of American musician and composer Arthur Russell.

Across a twenty-year career, Arthur Russell created a pioneering body of work that defied classification and continues to influence the music of today.

Travels Over Feeling, the result of extensive research by author Richard King, brings together the largely unseen handwritten scores, lyrics, photos, letters and drawings found in both Arthur’s archive and other private collections, alongside wide-ranging original interviews with his collaborators, contemporaries, family and friends. King said: "Uncovering the riches of Arthur’s archives was as immersive and intimate an experience as listening to his music. I have endeavoured to produce a book that provides the reader with a similar sense of discovery and wonder." The resulting book reveals a true picture of one of the most distinctive artists of the last fifty years.

The publication will be launched with a very special event by The Barbican in association with Faber and Eat Your Own Ears. Celebrating the life and work of Arthur Russell, Speakers Corner Quartet join forces with cellist and ambient pop artist Lucinda Chua. The evening will also feature special guests, yet to be announced.

Travels Over Feeling: The Music of Arthur Russell takes place at Barbican Hall on 25 May 2024. For more information, visit

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