I'm playing a duo with my friend Charlemagne Palestine on Sunday, on 5 October in Aalst Belgium, which is a 50-minute drive from Brussels. Charlemagne will be playing piano, synthesizer, cognac sifters and voice and will come fully equipped with a colorful collection of teddy bears, as usual! I'll be playing alto and C flutes, trumpet and electric guitar.
Photo: Annette Frick.
The official video of A Secret Rose has been posted. Here is the link:
A Secret Rose was presented in Birmingham, UK last June as part of the Frontiers Festival.
I've been rehearsing all week for a concert I am doing tomorrow (Saturday) for Fête de la musique. It's been going well, I'm excited about the performance, I'll be playing alto and C flutes and my Shilke Bb trumpet through a delay setup, it sounds great! I'm opening for a film showing by my friend Blaise Harrison. It's a moving documentary on the lives and music of a brass band called Harmonie de Pontarlier. In parts of it, they're filmed rehearsing a piece I wrote especially for them. I open at 2pm, the film follows, here's the info:
Rhys Chatham's A Secret Rose for 100 Guitars
June 7, 2014 - 7pm
A Secret Rose for 100 electric guitars, el. bass and drums will have its UK premier in Birmingham, UK as part of the Frontiers Music Festival on June 7, 2014. The performance will take place at the Birmingham Town Hall at 7pm.
From March 2014, Basinski and Art Assembly will co-curate a series of Arcadia inspired music and live art events in London.
Charlemagne Palestine + Rhys Chatham – 20th March 2014 at St John in Hackney.