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Upcoming Performances

Saturday
07
June
7:00 pm

Rhys Chatham's A Secret Rose for 100 Guitars

Frontiers Festival

at Town Hall

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. 
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If you are interested in being a part of the orchestra, you will find the application on the Frontiers website starting Thursday February 20.

Past Performances

2014
Mar 20th

Rhys Chatham and Charlemagne Palestine

William Balinski's Arcadia St. John at Hackney church London, United Kingdom

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
Charlemagne Palestine is a minimalist composer, performer and visual artist from New York. He performs epic, ritualistic and intense extended duration pieces for organ. A native New Yorker now living in Paris, composer Rhys Chatham helped define New York’s downtown aesthetic in the ’70s. Palestine and Chatham first met in the late 60′s in New York. Ever respectful and admiring of each others work, this performance sees two giants in modern composition perform on stage together 30 years after their initial collaboration. Presented in conjunction with St John Sessions. William Basinski will perform at this event. Tickets £16

Mar 19th

WILLIAM BASINSKI IN CONVERSATION WITH RHYS CHATHAM

Cafe Oto Cafe Oto London, United Kingdom

Composers William Basinski and Rhys Chatham in conversation as part of Arcadia - a series of music and live art events co-curated by William Basinski and Art Assembly in London.
Door Times : 7pm
Tickets : £4 advance / £5 on the door

Jan 23rd

G3 in Lyon

La Frange Occulte Le Periscope Lyon, France

G3+ SOLO SET ON 23 JANUARY 2014 IN LYON, FRANCE.
posted on January 13th, 2014
La Frange Occulte will be presenting G3 by Rhys Chatham 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.

Musicians: Philippe Badey (Guitare), Jean-Pierre Bouchard (Guitare), Rhys Chatham (Guitare), Jon Fayard  (Guitare), Thomas Giraud (Guitare), Xavier Lacombe (Guitare), Lagnax 2000 (Guitare), Guillaume Médioni (Guitare), , Takeshi Yoshimura (Guitare), Carine Di Vita (Bass), Lucien Chatin (Batterie).

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2013
Dec 8th

Angie Eng and Rhys Chatham

Ciné-concert Planetarium Poitiers, France

Le musicien et compositeur Rhys Chatham a atteint le statut de légende dans les milieux musicaux expérimentaux ; il est souvent mieux connu pour ses symphonies écrites pour des centaines de guitares. Rhys Chatham malaxe le son de ses instruments, la trompette et la guitare, avec force pédales d’effets et dispositifs électroniques. Accompagnant la musique, Angie Eng crée ses images en temps réel avec des manipulations d’objets superposées à des séquences d’animations de “psycho geometry”, de symboles magiques. Elle décrit sa vidéo comme un ciné-poème énigmatique scintillant, animé par des sauts d’image et des lumières volantes.

Dec 8th

Angie Eng and Rhys Chatham

Plantarium Planetarium Poitiers, France

Le musicien et compositeur Rhys Chatham a atteint le statut de légende dans les milieux musicaux expérimentaux ; il est souvent mieux connu pour ses symphonies écrites pour des centaines de guitares. Rhys Chatham malaxe le son de ses instruments, la trompette et la guitare, avec force pédales d’effets et dispositifs électroniques. Accompagnant la musique, Angie Eng crée ses images en temps réel avec des manipulations d’objets superposées à des séquences d’animations de “psycho geometry”, de symboles magiques. Elle décrit sa vidéo comme un ciné-poème énigmatique scintillant, animé par des sauts d’image et des lumières volantes.

Nov 29th

Rhys Chatham and Charlemagne Palestine

All Frontiers 2013 Bergamas Hall Gradisca d'Isonzo, Italy

Rhys Chatham and Charlemagne Palestine in duo at the All Frontiers 2013 Festival.

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Nov 17th

A Secret Rose

Craneway Pavillion Other Minds Richmond, CA, United States

Other Minds presents A Secret Rose for 100 electric guitars, one electric bass, and drums.
Sunday - November 17, 2013, 7:00 PM
Other Minds presents the West Coast premiere of Rhys Chatham’s A Secret Rose (2006) for 100 electric guitars November 17, 2013. A monumental work based on his 1989 composition An Angel Moves to Fast to See, A Secret Rose will feature an orchestra of 100 electric guitar players from the Bay Area and abroad in the performance of a single five-movement orchestral scale piece at the historic Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, California.

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Nov 2nd

Rhys & Charlemagne

Rhys Chatham + Charlemagne Palestine with Ex Easter Island Head Library of Birmingham Birmington, United Kingdom

An incredible opportunity to see two giants in contemporary composition perform together.

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Nov 1st

Rhys plays with Jørgen Teller & Fast Froward & others in Copenhagen

Jørgen Teller: City Size Tone Jazzhouse København, Denmark
Nov 1st

Rhys plays with Jørgen Teller, Fast Forward

Jørgen Teller: City Size Tone Jazzhouse København, Denmark

Jørgen Teller: City Size Tone
Jørgen Teller’s multicoloured soundscape of the metropolis is brought to life by Wubkje Kuindersma (dance and guitar), Randi Pontoppidan (vocals and effects), Rhys Chatham (trumpet, guitar and looper), Jennifer Dill (flutes), Linda Edsjö (vibraphone and wood), Fast Forward (metal objects), and Christian Rønn (grand  piano prepared with glass and rubber) – and Jørgen Teller on vocals, guitar, short wave radio and synth filters. Amongst other things.

Oct 27th

Rhys maximilaist Solo

Hunter's Moon Festival THE DOCK ARTS CENTER (Main Theatre) Carrick on Shannon, LR, Ireland

A genuine New York legend, Rhys Chatham studied under Morton Subotnick and La Monte Young, and played in the drone ensemble The Dream Syndicate with Tony Conrad, before emerging as a minimalist composer. The impact of Punk and No Wave inspired his seminal “Guitar Trio” and other pieces for large guitar ensembles, sometimes involving hundreds of players. In recent years, he has been exploring the trumpet as a medium of improvisation and minimalism. We are delighted to be able to walk the halls of the Dream House again as we did the first year of Hunters Moon with Tony Conrad! Please welcome Rhys Chatham on his first ever trip to Ireland.

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Oct 17th

Rhys Chatham & Charlemagne Palestine

Unsound Festival Krakow St. Catherine's Church Kraków, Poland

Two of America's most renowned minimalist /avant-garde composers will perform live together for the first time in over three decades. A former member of Tony Conrad's The Dream Syndicate, Chatham first became widely known as one of the key figures of New York's No Wave scene in the late 1970's, whilst Palestine was a contemporary of artists such as Philip Glass, Terry Riley and Steve Reich - although his intense, ritualistic music also places him in a zone all his own.

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Oct 12th

G3

Ten years Alive on the Infinite Plain Festival The Kitchen New York, NY, United States

Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain– a two-month festival celebrating ISSUE Project Room's 10th anniversary– revisits seminal past projects and initiates new relationships with over 60 artists working across disciplines of sound, dance, performance, and literature. Presented as a series of 24 evenings of provocative double billings, Ten Years Alive blurs the boundaries between divergent disciplines and practices and celebrating the vibrancy of the Brooklyn experimental arts community.



Written in 1977, Guitar Trio is Rhys Chatham's signature composition, and with good reason. With a single, repeated chord, Chatham permanently altered the DNA of rock by splicing the gritty, overtone-drenched minimalism of John Cale and Tony Conrad with the elemental fury of the Ramones. The amalgamation was inspired. It energized the downtown New York scene throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, and made Chatham a founding father of the notorious No Wave movement. The influence of Guitar Trio spread even farther as former ensemble members carried its shimmering swagger into the rock mainstream.

Barbara Sukowa [vocals] is an internationally acclaimed German actresses who has worked with directors Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Lars von Trier, and Margaretha von Trotta, among others. She has received numerous awards including Best Actress in the Film Festivals of Cannes, Venice, Montreal and the 3 German Film Awards in Gold. Her impersonation of Hildegard von Bingen in Vision earned her the Bavarian Film Award in 2009. Also renowned as a concert artist, she has worked with orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonics, Cleveland Symphony.

Robert Longo [electric guitar] is an internationally renowned artist who is famous for his large-scale works in various mediums: drawing, sculpture, film, theatre, and music. Longo participated actively in the New York Downtown No Wave Music scene of the early 1980s, playing with Glenn Branca and Rhys Chatham. He has exhibited at museums throughout Europe, Asia and the United States since the late 1970s. He has been included in the documenta, the Venice Biennale, and the Whitney Biennial. His work is part of major museum collections including MoMA, the Whitney, LACMA, the Pompidou, and others. Longo is a member of ISSUE Project Room’s Board of Directors.
Jon Kessler [electric guitar] has exhibited widely in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe and Asia since 1983. A retrospective of his work ”Jon Kessler’s Asia” was mounted at the Kestner-Gesselshaft in Hannover, Germany in 1994 and travelled throughout Europe. His exhibition, “The Palace at 4 AM”, began at MoMA PS1 in 2005 and travelled to the Sammlung Falckenberg in Hamburg, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen and ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe. Public collections include MoMA, The Whitney, and MOCA. He is a Professor in the Visual Arts Division of Columbia University’s School of the Arts where he has taught since 1994. He plays guitar in several art rock bands.

Knox Chandler [electric guitar], who first made his mark in the late 1980s as a member of the Psychedelic Furs, has been a fixture of NYC for over two decades. After graduating from Bard College, with a BA in music composition and performance, he moved to NYC in the early 1980s, working with an eclectic assortment of New York talent. "One day I was recording with Todd Rundgren, the next day gigging with John Zorn, as well as performing regularly with a cross dressing band 'The Downtown Sissies in Revolt Ensemble'.

Composer Anthony Coleman [keyboards] performs, records, and inspires throughout the world. Whether as a bandleader, a sideman, or solo pianist, his work forms an important contribution and has helped to shape and influence the course of New York's Downtown Music scene over the last two decades. He is noted among the key luminaries of Free Improvisation, and his interest in Eastern European musical traditions helped to create what is now known as Radical Jewish Culture.

Jonathan Kane [drums] is a Downtown NYC legend: a co-founder of the no-wave behemoth Swans, the rhythmic thunder behind the massed-guitar armies of Rhys Chatham (with Ernie Brooks) and the rock excursions of La Monte Young - and one of the hardest-hitting drummers on the planet. On his critically acclaimed releases 'February', 'I Looked At The Sun', and 'Jet Ear Party', Kane summons Swans' concussive wallop, Chatham's dense guitar strata, and the perpetual propulsion of 1970s krautrockers NEU, then steers it all head-on into... the blues.

Ernie Brooks [bass guitar] attended Harvard University, where he played with the Modern Lovers, and later relocated to LIC where he collaborated with David Johansen, Peter Gordon, Elliott Murphy, Allen Ginsberg, and Chris Spedding, among others. He was half of rhythm section for Rhys Chatham, worked in Paris with French Godfather of Grunge, JF Pauvros, and collaborated extensively with the late Arthur Russell. He currently plays with trombonist Peter Zummo in various formations, and has been long time bassist for Gary Lucas' Gods and Monsters and Edge of Heaven.

Sep 7th

G3

Jazzhouse in Copenhagen, Denmark Jazzhouse Copenhagen, Denmark

We'll be mounting G3 in Denmark on 7 September in Copenhagen.  The concert will be at Jazzhouse. 
Playing will be Rhys with guitarists Oliver Hoiness, Ask Kjærgaard, Jørgen Teller, Alexander Bossen, Lars Bech Pilgaard.  Jeppe Skovbakke on electric bass, and Rune Kielsgaard will be playing drums.

Sep 6th

G3

Atlas in Aarhus, Denmark Atlas Aarhus, Denmark

Rhys will be playing G3 in Aahus, Denmark at the Atlas with guitarists Oliver Hoiness, Ask Kjærgaard, Jørgen Teller, Alexander Bossen, Lars Bech Pilgaard, Uffe steen, Kim Jeppesen, Anders Birkekjær, Kasper Solhøj Kristensen. 
Jeppe Skovbakke on electric bass,
Rune Kielsgaard will be playing drums.

Jun 23rd

G3 in Zagreb

MUZEJ SUVREMENE UMJETNOSTI MUZEJ SUVREMENE UMJETNOSTI [Museum of Contemporary Art] Zagreb, Croatia

Rhys Chatham plays G3 with musicians from the region of Zagreb, Croatia., in the context of Breakthrough! Festival, a new trans-disciplinary project named Breakthrough which is walking the line between sound and visual arts. The Project was conceived as a platform for different kind of arts, not confined by genres, exceeds set stereotypes, presenting innovative and interesting forms between performance, theater, installation and visual art, but with a strong focus on music- sound. Taking place in Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb.
On electric guitar: Rhys Chatham, Niko Potocnjak (7that spells), Franjo Glušac (Peach Pit), Hrvoje  Radnić (Šumovi protiv valova), Nenad Sinkauz, (East Rodeo), Valent Smardžija, (Tobogan, Beat Busters, LTM) 
Bass: Jeremy White
Drums:  Bruno Vidović Vorberger, (Peach Pit)
 

Jun 22nd

Rhys Chatham performs with Oneida

ATP Festival in the UK Chamber Sands Chamber Sands, United Kingdom

Rhys Chatham performs with Oneida at the ATP Festival in Chamber Sands, UK. 
The event is curated by Deerhunter, with many other fine acts performing, including Kim Gordon with Ikue Mori, the Tom Tom club, Pere Ubu, and of course my friends of Deerhunter will be performing, too.

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Jun 17th

Rhys Chatham performs with Oneida

Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival in Montreal La Sala Rossa Montreal, Canada

Rhys Chatham performs with Oneida at La Sala Rossa on Montreal as part of the Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival.

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Jun 14th

Rhys Chatham performs with Oneida

Northside Festival Europa Club Brooklyn, United States

Rhys Chatham performs with Oneida.

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Jun 7th

Rhys Chatham performs G3 in San Francisco

Other Minds Preview Event The Lab San Francisco, CA, United States

G3 at Other Minds at the Lab in San Francisco.
 
Guitars: Rhys Chatham, Bill Orcutt, 
Ava Mendoza, 
John Schott, 
George Chen, 
John Krausbauer 
Bass: Lisa Mezzacappa 

Drums: Jordan Glenn

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2012
Nov 24th

Rhys Chatham: The Bern Project

SAINT GHETTO Festival Dampfzentrale Bern Bern, Switzerland

Rhys Chatham meets again with bassist Mago Flueck and drummer Julian Sartorius to form the Bern Project Trio.
SAINT GHETTO Festival
The Bern Project
Rhys Chatham: flute, trumpet, violin, electric guitar; 
Mago Flueck: electric bass; Julian Sartorius: drums
Dampfzentrale Bern
Marzilistr. 47
3005 Bern
Switzerland
031 310 05 40
 

Nov 14th

Rhys Chatham: Harmonie du soir + Guitar Trio for Guitar Army

Surprise concert! Palais Tokyo Paris, France

 
With guitarists Xavier Boussiron, Adam Hocker, Jean-Sébastien Mariage, Fred Ox, Jean-François Pauvros, Jean-Baptise Tandé.
 
Electric bass: Francis Piérot
 
Drums: Fabien Tharaud (aka Fab Smith)
 
Also performed was Guitar Trio for guitar army, with the above guitarists and adding Rémi Alexandre, Nicolas Guerro and Stéphane Milochevitch.
 
 

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Sep 14th

A Crimson Grail - Liverpool Biennial 2012

A Crimson Grail The Liverpool Cathedral Liverpool, United Kingdom

Rhys Chatham conducts a performance of his epic orchestral composition for 100 electric guitarists and 8 electric bassists on 14 September 2012.

Jun 30th

Rhys Chatham and G3

2nd Annual Spy Music Festival Issue Project Room Brooklyn, NY, United States

Rhys Chatham performs the expanded version of Guitar Trio as part of the 2nd Annual Northern-Spy Music Festival at the Issue Project Room in Brooklyn.
Rhys Chatham — guitar, 
Adam Wills (Bear in Heaven) — guitar,
 Charlie Looker (Extra Life) — guitar, 
Mark Pearson (Neptune) — guitar,
Jason Sanford (Neptune) — guitar, 
Kevin Micka (Neputne) — guitar
, Sarah Lipstate (Noveller) — guitar
, Sarah Richardson (Blues, ex-Creeping Nobodies) — guitar
, Steve Gunn — guitar, 
Chris Weiss — guitar, 
Caley Monahan-Ward (Extra Life) — bass
, Kid Millions (Man Forever, Oneida) — drums

Jun 29th

Rhys Chatham - Ryan Sawyer duo

2nd Annual Spy Music Festival Union Pool Brooklyn, NY, United States

Rhys Chatham and Ryan Sawyer team up to play at the 2nd Annual Northern-Spy Music Festival.
Rhys Chatham - trumpet, electric
guitar
Ryan Sawyer - drums

May 16th

Rhys Chatham solo performance

Confort Moderne Confort Moderne Poitiers, France

Rhys Chatham performs a solo set on trumpet and electric guitar.

Apr 28th

Rhys Chatham with Valgeir Sigurdsson

Donau Festival 2012 Halle 2 Krems, Austria

Rhys Chatham (trumpet, electric guitar) with Valgeir Sigurdsson (electronics).

Mar 25th

Rhys Chatham - G3

Mission Creek Festival Gabe's Iowa City, IA, United States

Rhys Chatham plays G3 with local luminaries of the region of Iowa City.

Mar 17th

Rhys Chatham/Oneida

Ecstatic Music Festival Merkin concert Hall, Kaufman Center New York City, NY, United States

Legendary composer Rhys Chatham, “who toys with the expectations of amplified guitars so mirthfully in his punk-influenced orchestrations” (New York Times), is joined by the “Brooklyn psych alchemists” (Pitchfork) Oneida, whose performance at the recent All Tomorrow’s Parties festival was called “some of the best music I heard all weekend” by Ben Ratliff in the New York Times.

Mar 3rd

Rhys Chatham Solo, Peter Evans Quintet

La mecanique du piston. Pannonica Nantes, France

Rhys Chatham plays trumpet and electric guitar in duo formation with drummer Will Guthrie.

Mar 2nd

Rhys Chatham solo performance

Mayhem Festival The Factory Copenhagen, Denmark

Rhys Chatham performs solo trumpet and electric guitar as part of the Mayhem Festival, produced by Jørgen Teller in Copenhagen.

Jan 17th

Rhys Chatham solo performance

Spheric, solo trumpet & electronics Wanderlust Paris, France
Jan 17th

Premier - Harmonie du Soir - 6 eletric guitars, electric bass and drums

Palais de Tokyo Paris, France
Jan 11th

G3 in Helsinki

G3 in Helsinki Kuudes Linja Helsinki, Finland
2011
Dec 11th

Guitar Trio

State X New Forms Festival PAARD VAN TROJE The Hague, Netherlands

State X New Forms Festival (Guitar Trio Performance)

Oct 15th

Rhys Chatham

Neon Marshmallow Festival NYC Public Assembly Brooklyn, NY, United States
Oct 11th

Rêve Parisien

Jacob Kassay show Institute of Contempoary Art - London London, United Kingdom

Rhys Chatham plays solo trumpet with augmentation devices in the context of an exhibition by Jacob Kassay at the ICA in London.

Oct 7th

Guitar Trio

TUSK Festival Star & Shadow Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Guitar Trio performance

Oct 1st

Rhys Chatham

La Nuit Blanche - Paris Le Collège des Bernardins Paris, France

Minimal Mix: Joseph ghosen (DJ, electronics), Rhys Chatham (trumpet)

 

Sep 22nd

Guitar Trio

Handelsbeurs Concertzaal Ghent, Belgium

Guitar Trio performance

Sep 9th

Rhys Chatham

The Kitchen New York, NY, United States

solo trumpet

Sep 8th

Rhys Chatham

The Kitchen New York, NY, United States

solo trumpet

Sep 8th

Guitar Trio

Hopscotch Music Festival Fletcher Opera Hall Raleigh, NC, United States

Guitars: Rhys Chatham, David Daniell, Ash Bowie, William Tyler, Jenks Miller, Cheetie Kumar, Paul Siler, Rich Ivey, Jenny Waters, Craig Hilton; drums: Lee Waters; bass: Mike Robinson

May 14th

Rhys Chatham

Batofar Paris, France
May 4th

Rhys Chatham / David Fenech duo

Sonore Festival La Carene Brest, France

at the SONORE Festival a duo with David Fenech

Apr 29th

Guitar Trio

Donau Festival Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche Krems, Austria
Mar 26th

Rhys Chatham

Cafe OTO London, United Kingdom

Solo trumpet/guitar works

Mar 25th

Rhys Chatham

The Bluecoat Liverpool, United Kingdom

Collected works including Die Donnergötter and Guitar Trio

Mar 21st

Guitar Trio

Islington Mill Manchester, United Kingdom

Rhys Chatham's Guitar Trio, presented by MIE Music

Feb 28th

Rhys Chatham

Centre Culturel Suisse de Paris Paris, France

Trumpet performance

Feb 18th

Rhys Chatham Brass Trio

Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, MI, United States

Rhys Chatham Brass Trio (Rhys Chatham: trumpet; David Daniell: guitar; Ryan Sawyer: drums)

Feb 17th

Rhys Chatham Brass Trio

Hall Walls Contemporary Art Center Buffalo, NY, United States

Rhys Chatham Brass Trio (Rhys Chatham: trumpet; David Daniell: guitar; Ryan Sawyer: drums)

Feb 17th

Rhys Chatham Brass Trio

Casa Del Popolo Montréal, QC, Canada

Rhys Chatham (trumpet), David Daniell (guitar), and Ryan Sawyer (drums)

Feb 13th

Rhys Chatham Brass Trio

International House Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA, United States

Rhys Chatham (trumpet), David Daniell (guitar), and Ryan Sawyer (drums)

Feb 9th

Rhys Chatham Brass Trio

Le Poisson Rouge New York, NY, United States

Trio of Rhys Chatham (trumpet), David Daniell (guitar), and Ryan Sawyer (drums).  With Tony Conrad.

Jan 19th

Rhys Chatham

Klub Katarakt 32 Festival 2011 Kampnagel Hamburg, Germany

Guitar Trio, Die Donnergötter, and The Out Of Tune Guitar, No. 4 conducted by Rhys Chatham and performed by Boyds Elektro Gitarren Orchester; composer's talk with Rhys Chatham; Two Gongs performed by Uschi Krosch and Dirk Dhonau

Jan 18th

Rhys Chatham

Klub Katarakt 32 Festival 2011 Kampnagel Hamburg, Germany

Solo trumpet. Rhys Chatham is the festival's 2011 composer in residence.

Jan 12th

Rhys Chatham

Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris Paris, France

Solo performance in coordination with the Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition

2010
Oct 15th

Rhys Chatham

The Kitchen New York, NY, United States

with Angie Eng (live video), Kevin Shea and David Wm. Sims

Oct 14th

Rhys Chatham

The Kitchen New York, NY, United States

with Angie Eng (live video), Kevin Shea and David Wm. Sims

Oct 10th

Guitar Trio

Monkey Week Festival Muestra Internacional de M Plaza Alfonso X El Sabio Cadiz, Spain

Guitar Trio and Out of Tuned Guitar No.4

Sep 17th

Rhys Chatham Trumpet Trio

LOLA Festival 2010 LOLA Festival Trans/Media Stage London, ON, Canada

Rhys Chatham (trumpet), David Daniell (guitar), Frank Rosaly (drums).

Sep 12th

Rhys Chatham Trumpet Trio

Boomslang Festival Buster's Lexington, KY, United States

Rhys Chatham (trumpet), David Daniell (guitar), Tim Barnes (drums).

Sep 8th

Rhys Chatham Trumpet Trio

Wire Magazine's Adventures In Modern Music festival Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL, United States

Rhys Chatham (trumpet), David Daniell (guitar), Tim Barnes (drums). Also with Bill Orcutt and John Wiese.

Sep 3rd

Rhys Chatham

Scaniaparken 2010 Malmö, Sweden
Jul 30th

Guitar Trio

Berles Rock Festival Denens, Switzerland

Guitar Trio Performance

Jul 29th

Rhys Chatham

Berles Rock Festival Denens, Switzerland

special trumpet quartet performance

Jul 24th

Rhys Chatham / Jair-Rohm Parker Wells duo

The Vortex Jazz Club London, United Kingdom

duo with Jair-Rohm Parker Wells

Jun 17th

Rhys Chatham

Culturgest Porto, Portugal

solo interpretation of Cornelius Cardew's Volo Solo (1965) on trumpet and electronics

Apr 7th

Rhys Chatham / Jean-Marc Montera / Kevin Shea trio

Palais de Tokyo Paris, France

trio with Jean-Marc Montera and Kevin Shea

Jan 19th

Guitar Trio

Roulements de Tambour Festival Rennes, France

Guitar Trio performance

2009
Dec 9th

Rhys Chatham

Festival Nuit D'Hiver Grim Marseille, France

Festival NUIT D'HIVER

Nov 14th

Guitar Trio

Calling Out Of Context Festival Institute of Contemporary Art London (ICA) London, United Kingdom

Calling out of Context Festival: Guitar Trio performance and Discussion with David Toop

Nov 12th

Rhys Chatham

le Festival International des Musiques d'Ecran Villa Noailles Toulon, France

le Festival International des Musiques d'Ecran

Oct 26th

Rhys Chatham

L'Usine Genève, Switzerland

with Robert Longo Presented by SAKS Contemporary Art Gallery

Oct 7th

Guitar Trio

Festival Sonorités Montpellier, France

Guitar Trio performance

Oct 1st

Rhys Chatham

The Drone People Festival Nefertiti Jazz Club Gothenburg, Sweden

The Drone People Festival

Aug 8th

Rhys Chatham's A Crimson Grail for 200 Electric Guitars (Outdoor Version)

Lincoln Center Out of Doors Damrosch Park New York, NY, United States

Section leaders: David Daniell, Seth Olinsky, John King, and Ned Sublette.  Also with Liquid Liquid.

Apr 23rd

Guitar Trio

Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) New York, NY, United States

Guitar Trio performance with Robert Longo

Mar 20th

Guitar Trio

Museu do Chiado Lisbon, Portugal

Guitar Trio Concert

Feb 17th

Rhys Chatham's A Secret Rose for 100 guitars

Auditorium Parco della Musica Rome, Italy

With guitar section leaders David Daniell, Bernardo Nardini, and Luca Nostro; bassist Steve Piccolo; and drummer Jonathan Kane.

Jan 31st

The Bern Project

Kab de l'Usine Genève, Switzerland

Bern Project - Electric trumpet, electric bass and drums trio

Jan 30th

The Bern Project

Südpol Luzern, Switzerland

Bern Project - Electric trumpet, electric bass and drums trio

Jan 29th

The Bern Project

Dampfzentrale Bern, Switzerland

Bern Project - Electric trumpet, electric bass and drums trio

2008
Nov 27th

Guitar Trio

Tanzquartier Vienna, Austria

Guitar Trio performance

Oct 28th

Guitar Trio

Grand Theatre Groningen, United States

Guitar Trio performance

Oct 2nd

Guitar Trio

Long Arms Festival DOM Cultural Center Moscow, Russia

Long Arms Festival (Guitar Trio performance)

Oct 1st

Guitar Trio

Apositsia Music Forum St. Petersburg, Russia

Guitar Trio performance

Aug 15th

Rhys Chatham's A Crimson Grail (2008) for 200 Electric Guitars (Outdoor Version)

Lincoln Center Out of Doors Damrosch Park New York, NY, United States

Section leaders: David Daniell, Seth Olinsky, John King, and Ned Sublette.  Also with Beata Viscera: The Music of Pérotin and Manuel Göttsching: E2-E4 with the Joshua Light Show.

Jun 26th

Guitar Trio

Dampfzentrale Bern, Switzerland

Guitar Trio Performance

Jun 6th

Guitar Trio

Circuit Association d'art contemporain Lausanne, Switzerland

Guitar Trio performance

May 22nd

Rhys Chatham's Les 100 Guitares: G100

Community Arts Center Williamsport, PA, United States
Mar 28th

Guitar Trio

Interzona Verona, Italy

Guitar Trio performance

Mar 27th

Guitar Trio

O'Artoteca Milano, Italy

Guitar Trio performance

Mar 26th

Guitar Trio

Bronson Ravenna, Italy

Guitar Trio performance

Mar 25th

Guitar Trio

Teatro Galleria Toledo Napoli, Italy

Guitar Trio performance

Mar 21st

Guitar Trio

Kunstencentrum Belgie Hasselt, Belgium

Guitar Trio performance

Mar 11th

Guitar Trio

Vooruit / Domzaal: Dome Hall Ghent, Belgium

Guitar Trio performance

2007
Oct 28th

Guitar Trio

Soy Festival Nantes, France

Guitar Trio performance

Feb 11th

Rhys Chatham's Guitar Trio All-Stars

Turner Ballroom Milwaukee, WI, United States

Performing the original 40 minute version of Chatham's 1997 composition \Guitar Trio\ (with visual projections by Robert Longo). The band: Jon Mueller (drums), Keith Brammer (bass), and on guitar: Rhys Chatham, David Daniell, Ben Vida, Robert Lowe, Chris Rosenau, and Todd Rittmann. With Lichens opening.

Feb 9th

Rhys Chatham's Guitar Trio All-Stars

The Whole Music Club Minneapolis, MN, United States

Performing the original 40 minute version of Chatham's 1997 composition \Guitar Trio\ (with visual projections by Robert Longo). The band: Tim Glenn (drums), Greg Norton (bass), and on guitar: Rhys Chatham, David Daniell, Andrew Broder, Erik Fratake, Robert Lowe, Todd Rittmann, and Ben Vida.

Feb 8th

Rhys Chatham's Guitar Trio All-Stars

The Picador Iowa City, IA, United States

Performing the original 40 minute version of Chatham's 1997 composition \Guitar Trio\ (with visual projections by Robert Longo). The band: Lucas Veldhuizen (drums), Robert Lowe (bass), and on guitar: Rhys Chatham, David Daniell, Ed Gray, Evan Miller, Wade Hansen, Daren Ho, Ben Vida, and Todd Rittmann. With Lichens and Evan Miller opening.

Feb 8th

Rhys Chatham's Guitar Trio All-Stars

The Empty Bottle Chicago, IL, United States

Performing the original 40 minute version of Chatham's 1997 composition \Guitar Trio\ (with visual projections by Robert Longo). The band: John McEntire (drums), Josh Abrams (bass) and on guitar: Rhys Chatham, David Daniell, Doug McCombs, Robert Lowe, Jeff Parker, Todd Rittmann, Adam Vida, Ben Vida, and Eric Block. With Good Stuff House and White/Light opening.

Feb 3rd

Rhys Chatham's Guitar Trio All-Stars

Skull Lab Cincinnati, OH, United States

Performing the original 40 minute version of Chatham's 1997 composition \Guitar Trio\ (with visual projections by Robert Longo). The band: Jason Stark (drums), Cain Blanchard (bass), Spencer Yeh (electric violin), and on guitar: Rhys Chatham, David Daniell, Keenan Lawler, Jon Lorenz and Roesing Ape. With Times New Viking and Karthik Kakarala Ensemble opening.

Feb 2nd

Rhys Chatham's Guitar Trio All-Stars

Bohemian National Home Detroit, MI, United States

Performing the original 40 minute version of Chatham's 1997 composition \Guitar Trio\ (with visual projections by Robert Longo). The band: Mark Sawasky (drums), Joel Peterson (bass), and on guitar: Rhys Chatham, David Daniell, Bill Brovold, Thor Brovold, Nick Schillace, Matthew Smith. With Nick Schillace opening.

Feb 1st

Rhys Chatham's Guitar Trio All-Stars

The Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH, United States

Performing the original 40 minute version of Chatham's 1997 composition \Guitar Trio\ (with visual projections by Robert Longo). The band: Ben Billington (drums), Sam Goldberg (bass), and on guitar: Rhys Chatham, David Daniell, David Cintron, Chris Smith, Jeff Host, and Michael Pultz.

Jan 31st

Rhys Chatham's Guitar Trio All-Stars

SoundLab Buffalo, NY, United States

Performing the original 40 minute version of Chatham's 1997 composition \Guitar Trio\ (with visual projections by Robert Longo). The band: Jim Abramson (drums), Andrew Thomas (bass), and on guitar: Rhys Chatham, David Daniell, Tony Conrad, Scott A. Valkwitch, Tristan Trump, Bill Sack, and Chase Middaugh. With Novelist opening.

Jan 30th

Rhys Chatham's Guitar Trio All-Stars

TRANZAC Toronto, ON, Canada

Performing the original 40 minute version of Chatham's 1997 composition \Guitar Trio\ (with visual projections by Robert Longo). The band: Glenn Michem (drums), Kevin Lynn (bass), Anne Bourne (cello), Nick Storring (cello), Rose Bolton (violin), Owen Pallet (violin), Julie Penner (violin), Mika Posen (viola), and on guitars: Rhys Chatham, David Daniell, Bill Brovold, Colin Fisher, Geordie Haley, Brian Kroeker, Bill Parsons, Paul Swoger-Ruston, and Matt Rogalsky. With Eugene Martynec opening.

Jan 29th

Rhys Chatham's Guitar Trio All-Stars

La Sala Rossa Montreal, QC, Canada

Performing the original 40 minute version of Chatham's 1997 composition \Guitar Trio\ (with visual projections by Robert Longo). The band: David Payant (drums), Thierry Amar (bass), and on guitar: Rhys Chatham, David Daniell, David Bryant, Jonathan Cummins, Harris Newman, Efrim, LoU, Oliver, Barry Thomas, and Matt Rogalsky. With Thames opening.

Jan 28th

Rhys Chatham's Guitar Trio All-Stars

Great Scott Allston, MA, United States

Performing the original 40 minute version of Chatham's 1997 composition \Guitar Trio\ (with visual projections by Robert Longo). The band: Tim Nylander (drums), Winston Braman (bass), and on guitar: Rhys Chatham, David Daniell, Chris Brokaw, Jonah Rapino, Keith Whitman and Brenton Wood. With Neptune opening.

Jan 27th

Rhys Chatham's Guitar Trio All-Stars

BAR New Haven, CT, United States

Performing the original 40 minute version of Chatham's 1997 composition \Guitar Trio\ (with visual projections by Robert Longo). The band: Dave Parmelee (drums), Vechel Jaynes (bass), and on guitar: Rhys Chatham, David Daniell, Chris Cretella, Steven Ross, and Matt Wilson. With Peter Edwards opening.

Jan 26th

Rhys Chatham's Guitar Trio All-Stars

The Independents Festival The Project Room Brooklyn, NY, United States

Performing the original 40 minute version of Chatham's 1997 composition \Guitar Trio\ (with visual projections by Robert Longo). The band: Jonathan Kane (drums), Ernie Brooks (bass), and on guitar: Rhys Chatham, David Daniell, Kim Gordon, Jonathan Kane, Alan Licht, Robert Longo, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Colin Langenus, Byron Westbrook, and Adam Wills. With Lichens/Licht (Robert Lowe + Alan Licht) and Neptune opening.

2006
Sep 20th

Rhys Chatham's Essentialist

Wire Magazine's Adventures In Modern Music festival The Empty Bottle Chicago, IL, United States

with Jandek, Jana Hunter, Tim Hecker

Sep 17th

Rhys Chatham's Essentialist

Bohemian National Home Detroit, MI, United States
Sep 16th

Rhys Chatham's Essentialist

The Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH, United States

with Clvlnd Gtr (Sam Goldberg of Series & friends)

Sep 15th

Rhys Chatham's Essentialist

SoundLab Buffalo, NY, United States
Sep 14th

Rhys Chatham's Essentialist

Tonic New York, NY, United States

with Tony Conrad and Phill Niblock's G2,44 played by Kate Bigger, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Michael & John Gibbons (of Bardo Pond), Carlos Giffoni, Alan Licht, Robert Poss, and Wayne Rogers

Sep 12th

Rhys Chatham's Essentialist

Purchase University Purchase, NY, United States

with Talibam and Cooper-Moore.

Sep 11th

Rhys Chatham's Guitar Army

The Project Room Brooklyn, NY, United States

Performing an extended version of Chatham's 1977 Guitar Trio. With Growing

Sep 10th

Rhys Chatham's Essentialist

BAR New Haven, CT, United States

with Pansonic (Ilpo Väisänen, Mika Vainio)

Sep 9th

Rhys Chatham's Essentialist

MassArt Boston, MA, United States

with Heathen Shame. Presented by Non-Event and EventWorks.

Sep 8th

Rhys Chatham's Essentialist

Community Education Center Philadelphia, PA, United States

with Arc And Sender and Tweeter

Sep 7th

Rhys Chatham's Essentialist

Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC, United States

with Glissade and The Hem of His Garment

Sep 6th

Rhys Chatham's Essentialist

The Orange Peel Asheville, NC, United States

with Usaisamonster

Sep 5th

Rhys Chatham's Essentialist

Bijou Theater Knoxville, TN, United States

with Usaisamonster

Sep 3rd

Rhys Chatham's Essentialist (Rhys Chatham: guitar, David Daniell: guitar, Adam Wills: guitar, Byron Westbrook: bass, Joe Stickney: drums)

Table of the Elements Festival No. 4 \Bohrium\ EyeDrum Atlanta, GA, United States

Bohrium Festival Day Four: Slow Dazzles with Tony Conrad and Leif Inge \9 Beet Stretch\ 24-hour concert

Sep 2nd

Rhys Chatham's Guitar Army

Table of the Elements Festival No. 4 \Bohrium\ EyeDrum Atlanta, GA, United States

Bohrium Festival Day Three: Propellers In Love with Deerhunter and One Umbrella

Mar 15th

Rhys Chatham's Guitar Army

Table of the Elements South By Southwest Showcase Central Presbyterian Church Austin, TX, United States

with Zeena Parkins, Tony Conrad, Arnold Dreyblatt

Mar 13th

Rhys Chatham's Guitar Army

MiniCine Shreveport, LA, United States

with Tony Conrad

Mar 12th

Rhys Chatham's Guitar Army

Ruby Green Center for Contemporary Art Nashville, TN, United States

with Tony Conrad

Mar 11th

Rhys Chatham's Guitar Army

The Dame Lexington, KY, United States

with Tony Conrad

Mar 10th

Rhys Chatham's Guitar Army

Wexner Center for the Arts Columbus, OH, United States

with Tony Conrad

Mar 9th

Rhys Chatham's Guitar Army

Andy Warhol Museum Pittsburgh, PA, United States

with Tony Conrad

Mar 7th

Rhys Chatham's Guitar Army

Tonic New York, NY, United States

with Arnold Dreyblatt