A rare chance to witness the outernational, innerspace cosmonauts live in the unsuspecting Dutch town of Tilburg. We arrived in Tillers, downed a quick La Chouffe, then T-dance and me checked out the local library’s exhibition of Sun Ra promo material, original LP cover designs and screenprints. The big band was comprised of new and old faces, led by the 84 year-young elfen-wizard band leader Marshall Allen. The Arkestra played for three hours and transmitted beta waves and beta music through all present. Beta music for a beta world.
Essay by David Stowe on the Ark in Space From Ephrata (F-Ra-Ta) to Arkestra
Website of the Arkestra http://www.elrarecords.com
ZXZW Tilburg festival http://www.zxzw.nl/2008/act/85
Post-graffiti. Peeling posters. Buff-proof ink. Dirty Canvas. Gallery and street. White walls.