American Contemporary Music Ensemble at the Kitchen Reviewed

Charlemagne Palestine

Source: The New York Times.

Despite the composer’s wishes, the Kitchen didn’t quite turn into an aquarium on Sunday evening when the American Contemporary Music Ensemble performed a new transcription of Charlemagne Palestine’s “Strumming Music.” In program notes for the event, Mr. Palestine, a minimalist composer known for immersive soundscapes and eccentric performance rituals involving stuffed animals and alcoholic libations, expressed his hope that his music would create a “liquid sonority” that would inundate this performance space in Chelsea.