Red Hot, the production company behind Dark Was The Night, in association with Pitchfork, is thrilled to announce its latest project: a tribute to the eclectic cellist, songwriter, and composer Arthur Russell.
About Arthur Russell
Arthur Russell was a cellist, composer, and singer-songwriter, who lived and worked in the East Village in New York City from the 1970s until his untimely death from AIDS-related causes in 1992. Arthur created genre-defying music spanning folk, rock, dance, and experimental. His work was admired and supported by artist peers such as Allen Ginsberg, Philip Glass, Nicki Siano, and David Byrne in his lifetime, although he was largely underground and not well known. Two decades after his death, Russell’s groundbreaking and unique sound has grown to be a seminal influence on contemporary music.
About Red Hot
Red Hot was founded in 1989, and ever since then has been utilizing the medium of pop culture to promote awareness of AIDS and HIV. Over the decades we have produced multiple compilation albums featuring artists such as The National, David Byrne, Bon Iver, tUnE-yArDs, Beirut, The Roots, Sade, Beck, and Jose Gonzalez. In addition to these compilations, we have also produced concerts and films. One of our most recent projects, Dark Was The Night, received wide critical acclaim and praise from the fans of the many artists featured on the record.