Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Rhys Chatham


Pitchfork announced today that Table of the Elements will release a three disc set titled Guitar Trio is My Life, featuring the trademark Rhys Chatham minimalist piece, performed live with a slew of special guests. Recorded in NYC, Chicago, Montreal, Toronto), Chicago, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis, the set features members of Sonic Youth, Tortoise, Hüsker Dü and Canadians Godspeed You Black Emperor and Final Fantasy.

The collection will be released March 4th. Check out the score here, and the description of the Toronto performance here.

The disc arrives a little more than a year after TOTE released A Crimson Grail, a recording of a 400 guitar composition by Chatham that was commissioned for Paris' 2005 Nuit Blanche. Apparently 10,000 people witnessed the live event, and another 100,000 watched the live television broadcast.

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