Date: Thursday 26 AprilVenue: S:t Johannes ChurchTime: 20.00
A contemporary of the likes of Philip Glass and Terry Riley, Charlemagne Palestine has created intense, ritualistic, continuum music for electronic sound sources, bell carillons, pipe organs and many other instruments since the sixties. He was sort of flung into the New York art scene when he started to improvise playing the bells at a church on 5th Avenue right across the great modern art museum MOMA. Unsurprisingly, those in charge of the church weren’t too thrilled but many others were. Some of them, like Tony Conrad and Moondog, became prominent figures in the experimental music scene themselves. For Palestine, this was the start of an astonishing voyage and it still goes on. At Intonal, Palestine will of course play the organs of the S:t Johannes Church. Anything else would be blasphemous.