09 agosto 2021

 

Lettura istruttiva promette di essere anche Unstrung: Rants and Stories of a Noise Guitarist, il libro di Marc Ribot appena pubblicato da Akashic Books. Lo sta presentando in questi giorni il chitarrista stesso con una serie di interviste diffuse in rete in varie modalità: sabato scorso, per esempio, conversando con Elliott Sharp via Zoom per City Lights di San Francisco.

Throughout his genre-defying career as one of the most innovative musicians of our time, iconoclastic guitar player Marc Ribot has consistently defied expectation at every turn. Here, in his first collection of writing, we see that same uncompromising sensibility at work as he playfully interrogates our assumptions about music, life, and death. Through essays, short stories, and the occasional unfilmable film "mistreatment" that showcase the sheer range of his voice, Unstrung captures an artist whose versatility on the page rivals his dexterity onstage.