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Sydney Festival Is Recruiting 100 Guitarists For An Orchestra Of Rock

NewsWritten by Emmy Mack on October 30, 2017 Attn: shredheads and riff-masters of Sydney, here’s your chance to perform at next year’s Sydney Festival as part of a 100-headed guitar monster. Legendary American avant-garde composer Rhys Chatham is recruiting a battalion of string-slingers to bring his 100-piece composition ‘A Crimson Grail’ to life for a Harbour Bridge-rattling performance at net ...

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John McLaughlin on His Final U.S. Tour, Revisiting Mahavishnu Orchestra

When John McLaughlin looked through his archives in preparation for an upcoming tour celebrating his pioneering Seventies jazz-rock outfit the Mahavishnu Orchestra, he was shocked by how out-there his old tunes still seemed. “I was into my yoga, my meditation, no drugs, but I wrote some weird music in those days, man,” says the British guitar virtuoso with a laugh. ...

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