We are excited to announce that Nigel will be one of the guitarists performing Rhys Chatham’s “A Secret Rose” at Birmingham Town Hall on Saturday, 7th June 2014.
“A Secret Rose” is a piece for 100 electric guitars accompanied by live projections in the magnificent setting of Birmingham’s Town Hall.
Rhys Chatham is a composer, guitarist and trumpet player who altered the DNA of rock by fusing the overtone drenched minimalism of the early 60s 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 has worked with many of the key figures of minimalism and experimental rock including Philip Glass, Steve Reich, La Monte Young, Tony Conrad, Glenn Branca, Fred Frith, Robert Fripp, Arto Lindsay and Thurston Moore.
We have been recording since the start of 2014 with a view to getting a new album out this year. Sessions have mostly taken place at home but we will also be spending some time in a London recording studio in the very near future. More updates will follow…
Our next live appearance will be the Sonic Imperfections night at The Montague Arms, 289 Queens Road, London SE15 2PA on July 8th. Full details shortly.
“The Untied Knot have, on “Rien N’Existe” constructed a meditative space and slowly poured in slow, unfurling melodic strands and chimes that solidify over time. With some gorgeous acoustic guitar arpeggiation providing a harmonic bed for sailing e-bow and synth, “Rien N’Existe” is an accomplished step into a womb-like sonic existence, warm, enveloping and quietly brilliant in it’s dynamics.”
We will be playing at the excellent Club Integral “Home to the uncategorisable”
Thursday 2nd May 2013, 8.30pm
at The Others, 6-8 Manor Road, Stoke Newington, London N16 5SA.
Also playing Smoo, Poulomi and… you me & us – featuring legends of underground rock/jazz: Daevid Allen (Gong, Soft Machine), Chris Cutler (Henry Cow, Art Bears) & Yumi Hara Cawkwell (The Artaud Beats, Frank Chickens)