Sacred Bordello

  • Title: Sacred Bordello
  • Artist: Charlemagne Palestine
  • Label: Alga Marghen
  • Format: BookCD
  • Price: €54,00EU (incl. 7% VAT)€50,47non-EU

A wonderful full colour book (size cm. 23,50 x 18,50), with flexicover, 192 pages including essays, scores, original photos of both performances and installation. The most compete documentation on Charlemagne Palestine art. The compact disc will feature the 60 minutes recordings of a lecture that Charlemagne Palestine gave on March 7th, 1975 at ArtNow Centre in Canada. As one of the most influential figures of experimental music and performance Charlemagne Palestine has remained an enigma. Unlike his illustrious contemporaries Terry Riley, John Cale, Steve Reich and Phillip Glass little has been written on Palestine and his continuing influence. In his own right, he was and remains today a pivotal personality whose research in musical composition and performance has been characterised over the years by its incantatory repetitiveness, its flamboyance and its mysticism, but also by its violence.

Track 1 recorded at Art Now, Nova Scotia College of Arts and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia March 7, 1975 at 12:00 PM.
Track 2 recorded in New York City during the mid-1960s.

1. March 7, 1975 59:56
2. Vocal Study 11:07