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DOUBLE CD EDITION: For the second time in 20 years Charlemagne Palestine and Z'ev performed together, and this was the first time they recorded it. Part of the Sub Rosa/Laboratoire Central sessions, this is unreleased material from Charlemagne's lair -- a place now called "Charleworld," where both fellows spent three days in June 2010. "I first started to play the bells while at a high school for music and art in the '60s at St. Thomas Church across the street from the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan. I played every day for years. In the '80s I met Z'ev in Amsterdam. I'd known him for 20 years before he suggested one day that we perform together, which we did at Lem Barcelona in 2007. Later after seeing and hearing the carillon at my studio in Brussels he suggested that we perform and record together there, which we did in 2010. Here's/hearsz what we did." --Charlemagne Palestine
Charlemagne Palestine is a minimalist composer, vocalist and performer noted for his carillon and electronic drone music. He is regarded as perhaps one of the most enigmatic and influential figures in experimental performance, alongside his contemporaries Tony Conrad, Terry Riley, Steve Reich and Phillip Glass.
"His musical imagination, complemented by a knowledge and experience of two ancient musical traditions, digs deeply into the mathematics, physics and metaphysics of resonance, tone and overtone, or to put it more specifically, the mysteries and revelations of vibration and duration within sacred spaces." --Dusted