For Mixtapes, we ask today's leading musicians, authors, filmmakers and artists to assemble an hour of new-music that they find particularly compelling or that exemplifies the shifting boundaries of today's musical climate. Today's mixtape comes courtesy of composer, guitarist, and trumpet player Rhys Chatham.
"The composer/trumpet players that I've chosen are all people whose work I like a lot. Jon Hassell was always a big brother figure for me. We played in La Monte Young's group, The Theater of Eternal Music, at the start of the seventies. And we both studied with Pandit Pran Nath. Ben Neill was my right hand man and band mate in New York during the 80s, as was Stephen Haynes, both of them have been mentors for me on trumpet. Ben helped me pick out my first trumpet back in 1983, and Stephen helped me pick out the one I currently use.
"Peter Evans, Nathan Wooley and Rob Mazurek are more recent friends. I've played on the same program with them in various situations, and I feel they are highly innovative composer/performers, whose work I greatly respect." -Rhys Chatham
Ben Neill - Posthorn
Stephen Haynes - Invocation
Rhys Chatham - Corn Maiden's Rite
Nate Wooley - Trumpet B
Rob Mazurek - Dragon Kites
Peter Evans - 323
Jon Hassell - Last Night the Moon Came