Iggy Pop has announced that he will be in New York City to talk about his new album, Free, with none other than legend and longtime collaborator Jim Jarmusch.
Iggy and Jarmusch worked together recently when Iggy appeared in his zombie film The Dead Don’t Die. Before that Jarmusch also collaborated on Iggy Pop documentary Gimme Danger, which is on Amazon Prime currently.
Having always surrounded himself with free-thinking creatives, Jarmusch has never been shy when discussing his sources of inspiration and, a few years ago, the filmmaker said: “Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows,” when asked about how he devours culture around him.
Jarmusch’s history with music is a crucial factor for his creativity. As well as “Music, to me, is the most beautiful form, and I love film because film is very related to music,” he said. “It moves by you in its own rhythm. It’s not like reading a book or looking at a painting. It gives you its own time frame, like music, so they are very connected for me. But music to me is the biggest inspiration.”
He concluded: “When I get depressed, or anything, I go ‘think of all the music I haven’t even heard yet!’ So, it’s the one thing. Imagine the world without music. Man, just hand me a gun, will you?”
The Iggy Pop and Jim Jarmusch event will take place at 92Y on September 11th.