First Unitarian Congregational Society: 116 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn 11201
Tony Conrad and Charlemagne Palestine, masters of improvisation and drone, come together for a special duo concert at Brooklyn's First Unitarian church. Pairing Conrad on violin with Palestine on pipe organ, grand piano, and voice, the evening-length performance renews a nearly 5 decades-long association.
ISSUE is pleased to present the inimitable Charlemagne Palestine in his first-ever NY organ performance. A self-described “maximalist composer”, Palestine originally developed his organ technique in 1964. Tonight he performs on one of NYC's most distinctive instruments: the Aeolian-Skinner organ at Plymouth Church.
Listen to full live sets from 12 "Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain" performances via Red Bull Music Academy Radio. Featuring Pauline Oliveros, Charlemagne Palestine, Oren Ambarchi, Anthony Coleman, Richard Youngs, David Grubbs, Francesco Tristano, Aki Onda, No-Neck Blues Band, Yasunao Tone, and Tony Conrad.
Charlemagne Palestine, best known for intensely performed piano with unique physical "symbols of identification", performs solo joined by composer and improvisor Joe McPhee– a watershed player of the creative jazz scene– and the poet Steve Dalachinsky, who has long occupied a unique role in the jazz firmament.