Rhys Chatham, who you might know as that guy who TMT keeps telling you about, is looking for 100 electric guitar players (and eight bassists) to take part in the UK premiere of his 2007 masterpiece, A Crimson Grail. The premiere, which will happen in Liverpool, England, will take place at Liverpool’s aptly named Liverpool Cathedral, which is “widely acclaimed to be one of the world’s greatest 20th-century buildings, awe-inspiring to the visitor and deeply ingrained in the life of the city,” mostly because John Lennon prayed there once. The whole thing is set to be a part of the opening weekend in the Biennial celebration of Liverpool (the place where The Beatles came from).
“The challenge of finding 100 electric guitarists for the piece is one we’re sure Liverpool will rise to,” says Biennial artistic director Sally Tallant, “[A]nd we look forward to filling Liverpool Cathedral with Rhys Chatham’s epic sound,” as well as Rhys Chatham’s epic self.
So, if you don’t mind going to Liverpool, or you already live there, and you play the electric guitar, or an electric bass, then let ‘em know and you may well become a part of Liverpool history, and a part of Rhys Chatham, who we at TMT really think you should listen to.