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Question 1: New York Times article about the American premiere of A Crimson Grail, published on the ________ website, July 22, 2009
The Boston GlobeInternational Herald TribuneThe New York TimesThe New York Times Company

Question 2: (This parallels the way that members of fellow NYC noise rockers Sonic Youth began their careers in Branca's ensembles; Thurston Moore of ________ did play with Chatham as well.)
Sonic Youth discographySonic YouthLee RanaldoDaydream Nation

Question 3: In 1971, while still in his teens, Chatham became the first music director at the experimental art space The Kitchen in lower ________.
New York CityStaten IslandManhattanBrooklyn

Question 4: Chatham began his musical career as a piano tuner for avant-garde pioneer La Monte Young as well as harpsichord tuner for Gustav Leonhard, Rosalyn Turek and ________.
FugueFrédéric ChopinChamber musicGlenn Gould

Question 5: By 1977, Chatham's music was heavily influenced by punk rock, having seen an early ________ concert.
Ramones (Ramones album)RamonesJoey RamoneJohnny Ramone

Question 6: He was particularly intrigued by and influential upon the group of artists music critics would label ________ in 1978.
No WaveNoise (music)Noise rockProgressive rock

Question 7: Rhys Chatham (born September 19, 1952, ________[1]) is an American composer, guitarist, and trumpet player, primarily active in avant-garde and minimalist music.
ManhattanNew York CityBrooklynNew York metropolitan area

Question 8: Two-hundred electric guitarists performed the piece at the Damrosch Park Bandshell in ________.
New York CityNew York metropolitan areaBrooklynManhattan

Question 9: He has worked closely with visual artist/musician Robert Longo, particularly in the 1980s, and on an experimental opera called XS: The Opera Opus (1984-6) with the visual artist ________.
Joseph NechvatalNoise (music)Conceptual artDigital art

Question 10: In 2005, he was commissioned by the city of ________, in his adopted homeland, to write a composition for 400 electric guitars entitled A Crimson Grail, as part of the Nuit Blanche Festival.
VersaillesMarseilleÉvry, EssonneParis


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