2017 performances:

Wednesday – 27 September 2017
Guitar Trio 40th Anniversary at the London Jazz Café

A legend of the New York avant garde scene, Rhys Chatham’s influence cannot be understated.

With an extended body of work that touches on everything from minimalism and no wave to experimental and punk rock, he stands tall alongside his contemporaries Philip Glass and Steve Reich.

For this special one off show, Chatham will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of his timeless Guitar Trio composition. With a single, repeated chord, Chatham permanently altered the DNA of rock by splicing the gritty, overtone-drenched minimalism of John Cale and Tony Conrad with the elemental fury of the Ramones.

While Guitar Trio in the 70s was performed with 3 electric guitarists, one electric bass and drummer, today’s version uses six electric guitars (including Chatham), plus a drummer and bass player.

For this special occasion, Rhys has personally chosen a lineup of London-based friends and collaborators, some of whom he has been friends with since the inception of G3.

Rhys Chatham – guitar
Nik Colk Void – guitar
Thurston Moore – guitar
Ashley Paul – guitar
James Sedwards – guitar
David Toop – guitar
Charles Hayward – drums
Susan Stenger – bass

Nik Void, David Toop, Thurston Moore
Charles hayward, Susan Stenger
James Sedwards, Ashley Paul


Saturday – 30 September 2017 9:30 pm

Rhys Chatham Pythagorean Dream
at Freakout Club
Via emilio zago 7/c, Bologna 40128 Italy

Rhys Chatham plays Pythagorean Dream at the Freakout Club.

Sunday – 1 October 2017 – 8:30 pm

Rhys Chatham Pythagorean Dream
at Santeria Social Club
via paladini 8, Milano, Italy

Rhys Chatham plays Pythagorean Dream at the Santeria Social Club.

18 August 2017 – 17.00-21.00
Rhys Chatham – Pythagorean Dream
Köpenicker Strasse 96 D-10179 Berlin
Dasha Rush downtempo set followed by Rhys Chatham live solo.

5 August
Rhys Chatham Pythagorean Dream
Festival Saint Jean du Gard 3

Jun 30th 19:30
Far from Home performance
by Janet Biggs featuring Rhys Chatham and Frank Smith
Paris, France
Rhys playing a live solo in Paris on 30 June at Silencio in the context of a beautiful film by Janet Biggs with her recent footage from Djibouit and Mars with poet/writer/dancer Frank Smith.

Apr 29th
Charlemagne Palestine and Rhys Chatham
Borusan Muzik Evi Borusan Muzik Evi
Istanbul, Turkey Charlemagne Palestine and Rhys Chatham perform a concert duo at Borusan Muzik Evi in Istanbul.  Grouper will be the opening event at 9pm.

Apr 13th Rhys Chatham
G3 performance
Raleigh, NC,  – United States
An evening celebrating and expanding the guitarWith the help of local musicians, Rhys Chatham performs G3, his monumental work for rock ensemble.Accompanying Rhys will be:
Guitars: Paul Siler, Cheetie Kumar, Shane Parish,Tim Matthews, Kevin Sweeney, Kelcy Dial.
Bass: Frank Meadows.
Drums: Thomas McNeely.
Shane Parish will open with his critically acclaimed re-interpretations of Appalachian folk melodies for solo guitar.

Apr 9th
Charlemagne Palestine & Rhys Chatham Duo
Le Poisson Rouge
New York, NY, United States
with C. Spencer Yeh & HEVM (MV Carbon + Hunter-Hunt-Hendrix + Eve Essex.

Charlemagne Palestine and Rhys Chatham play a special concert in memory of Tony Conrad.  Opening performances by C. Spencer Yen and MV Carbon with HEVM.

Feb 11th
Rhys Chatham plays Pythagorean Dream
Trafo House of Contemporary Arts
Budapest, Hungary
Rhys Chatham plays the music from his new Foom Records solo release, Pythagorean Dream.