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“Rub Out the Word” to Be Released Sept. 2

CD released via New York label Infrequent Seams

Elliott Sharp, Belgrade Jazz Festival, Oct. 2011

On Sept. 2, New York label Infrequent Seams will release Rub Out the Word, the April 21, 2014 recording of a performance by actor/director Steve Buscemi reading excerpts of William S. Burroughs’ written work accompanied by multi-instrumentalist/composer Elliott Sharp’s music. The performance, which took place at Brooklyn’s ISSUE Project Room, was part of New York’s WSB100-a month-long celebration of Burroughs’ would-be 100th birthday.

With avant-garde musical figure Sharp on guitar and electronics and Buscemi doing the speaking, Rub Out the Word is taken from recordings of the 2014 performance and features “a series of collaged sounds and spoken texts from throughout William Burroughs’ written output,” according to a press release.

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