Rhys Chatham – A Crimson Grail

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September 15th, 2012
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A Crimson Grail, has only previously been performed twice, once in the Lincoln Center in New York and once in the Sacré-Cœur in Paris. For this, the third ever performance and UK premiere, one hundred volunteer guitarists and eight bassists joined Rhys Chatham and his team in a performance of A Crimson Grail in Liverpool Cathedral as part of the Liverpool Biennial 2012.  Thousands crammed into the cathedral, the crowd shot below was taken before the organisers gave in and let the queue of people outside squeeze into the standing room only performance.  Here are just some of the shots I managed to take while trying to balance the tough lighting and the crowds!

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