Rhys Chatham’s “A Secret Rose”

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.