Wednesday, October 15, 2008

SLSO, Branca seek guitarists
for festival performance

The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra still is seeking players to take part in a performance of Symphony No. 13 (Hallucination City), a composition by Glenn Branca (pictured) scored for 80 electric guitarists and 20 bass guitarists. The performance will take place at The Pageant in St. Louis on Thursday, November 13 as part of the SLSO's Guitar Festival.

In addition to the concert, prospective participants also must be able to take part in two rehearsals at Powell Hall and a soundcheck at The Pageant. "Compensation is not possible," says the SLSO Web site, "but food and drink will be supplied at all rehearsals and the performance. All musicians will need to be able to read standard staff notation and follow a part measure by measure. For more information, contact and you will be sent a detailed info sheet."

To get an idea of what the Branca piece is like, you can see some excerpts from a performance of Symphony No 13: Hallucination City last October in London in the embedded video window below.

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