American minimalist composer, performer and visual artist from Brooklyn, NY, Charlemagne Palestine in one of two extended works for the 1960s System 55 Moog Synthesizer system, performed at the The Moog Sound Lab UK: longform drone pieces of slowly evolving tone, timbre and oscillation using the extensive controls offered the performer on this legendary instrument.
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Label: Moog Recordings Library
Catalog ID: RDM 103LP
Squidco Product Code: 26327
Recorded at the Moog Sound Lab, in Surrey, UK, in 2016.
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"Charlemagne Palestine (born Chaim Moshe Tzadik Palestine) is a performance artist from New York.
Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1947, Palestine began by singing sacred Jewish music and studying accordion and piano. At the age of 12 he started playing backup conga and bongo drums for Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Kenneth Anger, and Tiny Tim. From 1962-69 Palestine was daily carillonneur for the Saint Thomas Episcopal Church in Manhattan, eventually creating a piece that consisted of 1,500 15 minute performances.
From 1968-72, Palestine studied vocal interpretation with Pandit Pran Nath, experimented on kinetic light sculptures with Len Lye, composed music for Tony and Beverly Conrad's film "Coming Attractions," taught at Cal Arts with Morton Subotnick, created the sound and movement piece Illuminations with Simone Forti, and developed his own alternative synthesizer, The Spectral Continuum Drone Machine. Throughout the seventies Palestine created records, videos, sculptural objects, abstract expressionist visual scores and performed regularly in the company of his stuffed animals. From 1980 to 1995 Palestine performed only rarely, exhibiting instead at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, and in documenta 8. During that time he also founded the Ethnology Cinema Project in New York, which is dedicated to preserving films that document disappearing traditional cultures.
After moving to Europe in 1995, in addition to creating exhibitions, Palestine performs regularly, re-releasing older material and developing new videos and sonic projects."-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlemagne_Palestine)
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"Charlemagne Palestine first started using electronic instruments in his music in the late 1960s. Palestine on the release:
"Electronic instruments were very rare and exotic in the 1960s. There were Moogs around New York but they were only in universities who preciously guarded them from us young composers. So after all this time visiting The Moog Sound Lab is like a dream come true for me... to have so many oscillators all singing together is a truly beautiful experience. I am so glad I am still around and able to be making music I first dreamt of 50 years ago."
These two releases come from Moog Recordings Library second UK lab session and is the first Charlemagne Palestine Moog Sound Lab. All electronic longform drone works from an archive of six recordings."-Moog Recordings Library
"Each of the first releases is an album length session recorded at The Moog Sound Lab UK, an open loan studio from Moog Music Inc (USA) designed to encourage the making of new electronic works and to welcome UK based artistic and public access with the aim to broaden experimentation and practical hands-on knowledge with high spec analogue electronic instruments.
The portable studio was specially designed by Moog Music Inc and is centered around one of the rarest electronic instruments, the 2014 limited edition reissue of the legendary 1960s System 55 Moog Synthesizer system.
Moog Sound Lab UK and the Moog Recordings Library are produced and curated by Paul Smith of the Blast First / blastfirstpetite labels. At various periods, Smith has served as manager to Throbbing Gristle, Wire, Cabaret Voltaire, Lee Scratch Perry, Cath Carrol and others and has produced events for writers Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters, Alan Moore, Iain Sinclair, & Michael Moorcock along with all the multi-disciplinary arts club, 'Disobey' events.
The Moog Sound Lab UK is based at the University of Surrey's Institute of Sound Recording and is available for use by the students there. The Lab also travels regularly to host residencies and special events in the UK and Europe."-The Moog Sound LabSee also Interrvallissphereee (Blue TB7 Series)
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