Biennial 2012: Rhys Chatham & Andrew Ellis in conversation

Before the UK premier performance of A Crimson Grail back in September, we sat Samizdat’s Andrew Ellis down with legendary composer, Rhys Chatham…

For the launch of Liverpool Biennial 2012, Rhys Chatham, legendary minimalist composer and spearhead of the New York No Wave scene, appeared at the Anglican Cathedral for a very special, UK premier performance of A Crimson Grail (for 100 guitars and 8 basses). As part of our ‘in conversation’ series between Biennial and Liverpool based artists, Rhys spoke to producer of the event, Andrew Ellis of Samizdat Promotions, about working with Phillip Glass and the Ramones, Lord Tennyson poems and playing electric guitar!

Produced by Adam Scovell and Dave Michael from the Biennial Volunteer Media Team.

Rhys Chatham’s next performance, The Bern Project, is at Saint Ghetto festival, Switzerland, 24th November 2012

See our other Biennial interviews and highlights here

Posted on 08/10/2012 by thedoublenegative