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Rhys Chatham

rhys chatham altered the dna of rock music. the new york-born composer began as a classically-trained flute prodigy, but by 1975, chatham had drastically changed course---having studied under terry riley and la monte young (whom he later went on to work with)---and was fusing the overtone-drenched minimalism of john cale and tony conrad with the relentless, elemental fury of the ramones

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