Rhys Chatham with Vernacular String Trio
"Stunning... ambitious... majestic... Imagine Steve Reich conducting Godspeed You Black Emperor! and you'll be some way towards realizing this man's sound and vision... Massive."
Join us on May 22nd for a special solo show with legendary composer, guitarist and trumpet player Rhys Chatham. He was the founder of the music program at The Kitchen in downtown Manhattan in 1971 and was its music director between 1971-73 and 1977-80. Rhys Chatham altered the DNA of rock and created a new type of urban music by fusing the overtone-drenched minimalism of John Cale and Tony Conrad with the relentless, elemental fury of the Ramones the textural intricacies of the avant-garde colliding with the visceral punch of electric guitar-slinging punk rock.
He will be joined by Vernacular String Trio, featuring Tracy Andreotti, Alex Cunningham, and Josh Weinstein.
Tickets are $15adv/$17dos and are available online here.