Second time in 20 years Charlemagne Palestine and Z'ev are performing together / first time they are recording it... (unreleased material from Palestine's lair, a place now called Charleworld, where both fellows spent 3 days in June 2010).
“I first started to play the bells while at high school of music + art in the sixties at St.Thomas church across the street from the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan!! I played everyday for years!! In the eighties 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 wrote intense, ritualistic music in the 1970s, intended by the composer to rub against audiences' expectations of what is beautiful and meaningful in music. A composer-performer, he always performed his own works as soloist. His earliest works were compositions for carillon and electronic drones, and he is best known for his intensely performed piano works. He also performs as a vocalist. Palestine's performance style is ritualistic; he generally surrounds himself (and his piano) with stuffed animals, smokes large numbers of kretek (Indonesian clove cigarettes) and drinks cognac.
See also Marie Canet: Palestine, first name Charlemagne – Meshugga Land