Rhys Chatham’s playlist

Rhys Chatham (born September 19, 1952) is an American composer, guitarist, trumpet player, multi-instrumentalist (flutes in C, alto and bass, keyboard), primarily active in avant-garde and minimalist music. He is best known for his “guitar orchestra” compositions. He has lived in France since 1987.   http://www.rhyschatham.net/

Die Donnergötter by Rhys Chatham, Dossier Records, 1988

“For an art music audience, both ‘Guitar Trio’ and ‘Drastic Classicism’ were vigorous new strains of overtone-based minimalism, lyrical in content and structurally austere, which synthesized two different musics to arrive at a striking new form (…) what the musicians in my ensemble were hearing as a kind of viscous, gelatinous sphere of shimmering overtones,…

A Crimson Grail di Rhys Chatham, Table Of The Elements, 2007

Four hundred electric guitars that sing a hymn to the eternal music. Four hundred electric guitars on the steps of Sacre Coeur in Paris, the night of the first October 2005. 2400 strings that vibrate in unison creating a unique, powerful, exciting, touching sound … … This work comes from a recording of four hundred…