Thursday, November 28, 2013

Rhys Chatham gtr octet 6/7/13 new link

Preview event for Rhys Chatham’s “A Secret Rose” (June 7, 2013)

Rhys Chatham, electric guitar
Ava Mendoza, electric guitar
John Schott, electric guitar
George Chen, electric guitar
John Krausbauer, electric guitar
Bill Orcutt, electric guitar
Lisa Mezzacappa, electric bass
Jordan Glenn, drums

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Recorded on June 7, 2013 at The LAB in San Francisco, Other Minds presents a preview event for its upcoming presentation of Rhys Chatham’s “A Secret Rose,” a piece for 100 guitars. During this event Rhys Chatham introduces two of his earlier compositions for multiple electric guitars, electric bass, and drums. In his introduction for the first work, an excerpt of “Guitar Trio,” Chatham tells how in the 1970s he was interested in minimalism but after hearing the band The Ramones perform he was inspired by their three cord punk songs to expand his own guitar compositions from one to two chords. The resulting work, “Guitar Trio” is a driving, pulsating, yet never quite overwhelming barrage of guitars and overtones, that never seems to get dull. Then after introducing the band, Chatham, jokingly remarks that the next piece is based on a precise tuning system going back to Pythagoras before the band rips into his “The Out of Tune Guitar No. 3.”

1) Guitar Trio, for multiple electric guitars, electric bass, and drums [excerpt] (1977) (19:22) / Rhys Chatham

2)band introductions

3) The Out of Tune Guitar No. 3 for multiple electric guitars, electric bass, and drums (2012) (4:23) / Rhys Chatham


  1. Thanks for this! There's some really cool guitarists on here.

  2. Anonymous4:34 PM

    Day late, Host short(!). Re-up possible?

  3. possibly, it's gone back "into the stack" so might be hard to find...

  4. Anonymous12:44 AM

    Thanks! Looking forward to giving 'er a `spin'.

  5. Bodhi Amol1:04 PM

    Hello,it would be great to be able to hear this some time...

  6. Email me a list of what you have and I will send you my full list