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Peter Broderick & Ensemble 0 share previously unreleased Arthur Russell song Give It to the Sky

29.8  2023


Esteemed musician and composer Peter Broderick today shares a true gem: a previously unreleased track from the legendary musical treasure troves of Arthur Russell entitled ‘Give It to the Sky’ and performed with the French 12-piece group, Ensemble 0.

“'Give It to the Sky’ is a song by Arthur Russell which, until this day, has never been released before. I first came across it while doing audio restoration work on materia from Arthur’s archives for the album ‘Iowa Dream’. It was one of the many songs that didn’t make the cut. But I fell in love with it nonetheless, and was very humbled when the estate of Arthur Russell gave us their blessing to work with it and, ultimately, premiere it to the world. Working with Ensemble 0 on this piece has been one of the highlights of my musical career up to this point. It’s an immense honour to bring this song to the public in this way.” — Peter Broderick

Alongside the studio recording, they share a stunning live performance of ‘Give It to the Sky’ filmed by Vincent Moon, founder of La Blogogthèque, shot earlier this year at a theatre in the small town of Pau in South West France.

Furthermore, the group have announced the first run of tour dates in support of the release where they’ll be performing the album in full, with more dates including a London performance to be announced soon.

08.11.2023 Poitiers (FR) — TAP
18.11.2023 Anglet (FR)  Théatre Quintaou
23.01.2024 Rezé (FR)  La Soufflerie
31.01.2024 Pau (FR)  Foirail
12.03.2024 Arras-Douai (FR) — Tandem
13.03.2024 Arras-Douai (FR) — Tandem
20.03.2024 Brussels (BE) — Ancienne Belgique

· pre-order the album on 2LP · CD · DL
· watch Give It to the Sky
· book tickets to experience it live


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