RHYS CHATHAM - A CRIMSON GRAIL : FOR 400 ELECTRIC GUITARS
released bu Tony Conrad's TABLE OF ELEMENTS
"Written for 400 guitars and performed live in the basilica of landmark Sacré-Coeur - with 10,000 people watching and 100,000 more on national TV. As the music shimmers, it offers a snapshot of eternity, an echo of a moment a thousand years gone - and a thousand years yet to come." (Rhys Chatham website)
I saw Rhys Chatham performing twice : first the amazing An Angel Moves Too Fast To See (For 100 Electric Guitars, Electric Bass, And Drums) in the Art Center "Lieu Unique" in Nantes ; then the mesmerizing Guitar Trio in the independant festival SOY (http://alicerabbit.blogspot.com/2008_02_01_archive.html).