Collecting the Ways: John Corbett in conversation with Irene Aristizabal

Sun Ra expert and author of Travelling the Spaceways: Sun Ra, The Astro Black, and Other Solar Myths (2010) John Corbett in conversation with Irene Aristizabal (previous Head of Exhibitions) about Corbett’s activation of the Sun Ra archive.

John Corbett is a music critic, record producer and curator. He is the author of Extended Play: Sounding Off from John Cage to Dr. Funkenstein (1994) and Microgroove: Forays Into Other Music (2015). His writing has appeared in Downbeat, The Wire and many other publications. He has written extensively on Sun Ra, as well as co-curating a major exhibition Pathways to Unknown Worlds: Sun Ra, El Saturn, and Chicago's Afro-Futurist Underground, 1954-68. Corbett lives in Chicago, where he is co-owner of Corbett vs. Dempsey, an art gallery.