Curated by Stereolab
By fusing the overtone-drenched minimalism of the early sixties with the punk fury of the Ramones, New York composer, guitarist, trumpet player, and flutist Rhys Chatham has been shifting rock music's DNA for over five decades. His lengthy career began with Guitar Trio in the seventies and saw him evolve into antiphonal work ‘A Crimson Grail' in the new century. After summoning up the power of up to 400 electric guitars across several larger-than-life musical inquiries, Chatham is returning to basics. Now, he is playing a solo exploration, as he picks up the electric guitar, trumpets, bass alto, and C-flutes himself.
Photography by Estelle Hanania