PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE - ALLOY / HOLY 1 & 2 (CD)


"Holy1 and Holy2 were both recorded in NYC in 1967. The sounds were played very very loud making all the room and objects in it resonate while outside all was quiet and sleeping. Holy1 & Holy2 were done this way. Then, in 1969 Tony Conrad asked Charlemagne Palestine to make some carillon music for his film Coming Attractions. They were seeing each other regularly when the Free Music Store of radio station WBAI asked Palestine to create a piece for an event they were preparing to broadcast live on radio. So he asked Tony, his saxophonist Bob Feldman and his then wife and soprano Deborah Glaser to collaborate on a work that he would organise around an instrument that he invented at that time called an Alumonium. Tony Conrad played an instrument that he invented, the Long String Drone, Bob played the chimes and a conch. Deborah sang and played chimes and Charlemagne sang, also played the chimes and some percussion instruments. The piece became alloy and the sound used as all electronic background continuum, played through loudspeakers in the hall, were Holy1+2 from 1968. Digipak CD edition with folded insert and liner notes." (label info)
in stock | ITA| 2000| ALGA MARGHEN | 15.90


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