Charlemagne Palestine: A Schlingen Blängen of Mohair for Duisburg

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    A Schlingen Blängen of Mohair for Duisburg

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    Charlemagne Palestine creates intense, ritualistic music, which he refers to as ‘resonant music’, in contrast to the ‘minimal music’ of his peers, Phillip Glass, Michael Nyman, Terry Riley and Steve Reich. With his piano and organ works, he has developed a highly individual aesthetic centered around layered overtones, and electronic drones, which build and change gradually, gently harmonizing. His performances are overtly spiritual in nature. Palestine’s pieces consist of stratifications marked by an absence of linear progression by a transcendent timelessness. What we hear seems to be an excerpt from a continuum that may well ring for eternity, an infinitely extended present that makes past and future fade away.

    In cooperation with CTM (club transmediale) Festival for Adventurous Music and Related Visual Arts Berlin.

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