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Rhys Chatham - Two Gongs (1971) Album

Performer: Rhys Chatham
Genre: Classical
Title: Two Gongs (1971)
Country: US
Released: 2006
Style: Minimal, Abstract, Drone, Avantgarde, Experimental
Label: Table Of The Elements
Catalog Number: 73 Ta
FLAC version ZIP size: 1204 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 2341 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 2941 mb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 473


1Two Gongs 61:40


  • Design [Hue, Tint & Brightness]Susan Archie
  • Executive Producer, Art DirectionJeff Hunt
  • Liner NotesEthan Covey, Rhys Chatham
  • MusicianRhys Chatham, Yoshimasa Wada
  • Other [Editorial Assistance] – Nancy McGlamery
  • Photography ByIsabelle Marteau
  • Recorded ByPhill Niblock


Recorded live at Experimental Intermedia Foundation, NYC 15 December 1989.

Eat Fuck Kill photo

All selections © 2002/2006 Rhys Chatham
Ⓟ 2002/2006 Post Minimalist Music Publishing Company (BMI)
This release © Ⓟ 2006 Table of the Elements
All Rights Reserved


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  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L485
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  • Copyright (c) – Table Of The Elements
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  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Post Minimalist Music Publishing Company
  • Recorded At – Experimental Intermedia Foundation
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