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A new collection of short stories from award-winning film composer and guitarist Francis Kuipers.
ALIENS IN THE NECROPOLIS is a new collection of short stories by Francis Kuipers. These tales evolved from various escapades by the Anglo-Dutch expatriate while living in Italy. Loosely fictionalized explorations mixed with almost verbatim non-fictionalized accounts of the folk music revival of the 1960s.
Born in 1941, Anglo-Dutch singer/songwriter, ethnomusicologist, and composer Francis Kuipers, nicknamed `Superguitar,' was guitarist for Beat Generation poet Gregory Corso from the 1980s until the end of Corso's life. His film credits include Godfrey Reggio's Anima Mundi, Naqoyqatsi and Evidence, with Philip Glass, and musical compositions for Abel Ferrara's Mary, Go Go Tales, 4:44 Last Day on Earth and Napoli, Napoli, Napoli. His conducted radio broadcasts include series programmes for NZBC New Zealand and for RAI III Italy. From 1992 to 1996 he directed the Music & Sound Department at Fabrica, the Multimedia Communications school founded by Luciano Benetton and Oliviero Toscani. His recorded music has been released by Red Records, Fonit-Cetra, and Gypsy Records, among others. His novel Disaster Blues (2017) was published in the UK by Barncott Press.