This is from a musician friend: “I am very saddened to inform you that the great Rashied Ali left us yesterday.” (August 12):
Guitar #133: More on 200 Guitars August 12, 2009
As a follow-up to my friend Joe’s 200 guitars concert:
Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Saturday night: 200 electric guitars circle Damrosch Park—individually amped. It’s “The Crimson Grail.”
Here’s the finale (Part 7/8) on YouTube:
Here are a couple of accounts of the concert:
Daichi for Beatbox Battle Wildcard August 10, 2009
This guy’s a real artist and pretty darned amazing:
Rhys Chatham: A Crimson Grail for 200 Electric Guitars
For club-music mavens, the return of New York’s seminal breakbeat artistes Liquid Liquid is a reminder that in the beginning freestyle dancers romped and stomped to the rhythms of percussionists. Two hundred electric guitars and basses line the park and plug in for the world premiere of Rhys Chatham’s A Crimson Grail for 200 Electric Guitars.
Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 7:30 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Presented in collaboration with Wordless Music. Commissioned by Lincoln Center for Lincoln Center Out of Doors.
RIP Michael Jackson June 30, 2009
I was wedding-swamped over the weekend, as you may have noticed from the shortage of posts, but a Michael Jackson tribute dance at the wedding put me in the mood for tributes to a fine artist from my childhood. The following was produced by inmates at a prison: