17 aprile 2014


WSB100 celebra questo mese il centenario della nascita di William Burroughs con una fitta serie di iniziative artistiche, letterarie, musicali e multimediali in diversi luoghi della downtown newyorkese, inclusi The Stone, Issue Project Room e Anthology Film Archives.
Di Burroughs è da poco uscita una corposa biografia scritta da Barry Miles, Call Me Burroughs: l'autore ne parla a lungo con John Tytell in una conversazione pubblicata anche su YouTube. E c'è un'ennesima appropriazione in contesto musicale della celebre voce dello scrittore, stavolta in chiave dub-reggae, ad opera di Dub Spencer & Trance Hill: William S. Burroughs - In Dub. 

WSB100 is downtown New York’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of William S. Burroughs, the iconic writer of Naked Lunch, Queer, Junky, and many other legendary experimental works of American literature. Events will take place at Anthology, as well as at The Stone, CUNY Graduate Center, Incubator Arts, Issue Project Room, and The Poetry Project, and will include musical performances, public readings, academic panels, film screenings, multi-media, and performance art. Artists scheduled to appear include John Zorn, Shelley Hirsch, Elliott Sharp, Steve Buscemi, Anne Waldman, Oliver Harris, Barry Miles, Laurie Anderson, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Lydia Lunch, Hal Willner, Bill Laswell, Kenneth Goldsmith, JG Thirlwell, Thurston Moore, and many more. Burroughs’ presence in the East Village in the late 1970s resulted in some amazing cross-pollination between artists working in literature, music, film, and other media, and WSB100 reflects this influence.

http://wsb100.org