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.
La Frange Occulte will be presenting G3 at Le Périscope in Lyon, France on Thursday 23 January 2014. Opening will be a set with Rhys on trumpet, flute and el. guitar with the drummer Lucien Chatin.
Touring in Israel at the following locations:
Thursday Dec 19
2 Ne'emanim Street, Haifa
E-solo (trpt, gtr, flute + electronics)
Friday Dec 20
4 Aristobolus Street, Jerusalem
E-duo (my E-solo with drums)