Saturday, April 30, 2005


I don't know anything about Maurice Rickard except that he seems to be an active musician with a rather literate website of various reviews and musings, but it's worth checking out his account of participating last year in the recording of Branca's Symphony No. 13 (Hallucination City) for 100 guitars, 20 basses, and a drummer. (Yes, that's not a typo – one hundred guitars.) Lots of gritty detail about New York traffic, the horrors of New Jersey Howard Johnsons, and what it's like to be in the studio with ninety-nine other electric guitarist.

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