Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Henry Flynt....Avant-Garde Hillbilly Blues violin....Genius

If you can find it there is a full slideshow style version of all the Henry Flynt in New York videos put together somewhere on Youtube by the film's maker Benjamin Piekut. Piekut appears to be the resident Flynt expert over there and he has written some fascinating articles about Henry's work. However for the most accurate representation of what Henry does one is best off visiting his site http://www.henryflynt.org/
Check out his article "The Meaning of My Avant-Garde Hillbilly and Blues Music" to find out more about his ideas on the violin. Fascinating stuff!