Guitarist Application
Sydney Festival: Rhys Chatham's A Crimson Grail 100 Guitar Orchestra
Information and requirements regarding performing in A Crimson Grail
This is an all-volunteer event.  Due to the size and scale of the event, there are no fees or expense reimbursements for participating guitarists. 

1. It is necessary to be a competent guitarist with at least a rudimentary comprehension of standard musical notation. A bit of basic music reading is involved to be able to perform A Crimson Grail. All musicians participating in A Crimson Grail will be assigned to one of four sections, each of which will have their parts provided in simple written notation and textual instructions, and explained by section leaders.

2. You must be able to commit to attending all three rehearsals in full. Rehearsals will be held in Marrickville, scheduled for (from 5pm–10pm) on each of the following three days: Tuesday 9; Wednesday 10; and Thursday 11 of January.

3. You must be able to commit to attending a possible day-long rehearsals/soundchecks and the performances on both Friday 12 January & Saturday 13 January. The performance time for A Crimson Grail each night will be 8:00pm, with doors opening at 7:40pm. You and your equipment will need to be in place prior to the start of the concert. There will be set up, final rehearsal and soundcheck prior to the performance.

4. Each guitarist must bring his or her own equipment for all rehearsals and performance. This must include:

• electric guitar or bass of good quality that stays in tune
• good quality amp
• guitar jack/cable (20-foot minimum)
• guitar strap
• digital guitar tuner
• guitar stand
• string changer

5. Once again, each guitarist must be available for all the rehearsals in order to participate in the performance. At the composer's request, you will need to re-string your guitar with strings that will be specially provided to you by the event producers.

Please note the following restrictions:
• No acoustic guitars.
• No hollow body electrics.
• No vibrato or whammy bars.

6. No beginners, sorry.

Once again, this is an all-volunteer event.  

Please answer the short questionnaire below with as much honesty as possible.

Applications must be received no later than 8 December. Successful applicants will be notified by or before the 11 November.

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