On Saturday 26 June there is a chance to listen to a very rare performance on a very special musical instrument in Bournville. Minimalist composer and musician Charlemagne Palestine will be performing a piece on Bournville’s Carillon. Palestine was a key member of the 1970s New York music scene alongside composers such as Steve Reich and Phillip Glass. He is known for intense and immersive compositions. He has rarely performed in recent years, remaining largely unknown in the UK until he was invited by Nick Cave to take part in the 7th Meltdown Festival in 1999.
Bournville Carillon is the biggest and finest in Great Britain, consisting of forty-eight cast bronze bells, audible for miles around. More information on it can be found here.
If you have never heard a Carillon, above is an example of a student from Yale playing Sweet Child of Mine. Why not?!