Monday, Mar 16: CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE in L.A., playing the world's largest church pipe organ!


From Monday Evening Concerts:

Monday, March 16, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church of Los Angeles

Charlemagne Palestine – “Schlingen-Blängen”

Charlemagne Palestine, organ

A true “living legend,” maverick American composer Charlemagne Palestine emerged from the downtown New York music scene. In a rare return visit to Los Angeles, where he lived in the early 1970s, he’ll pull out all the stops on the world’s largest church pipe organ. Always accompanied by his family of stuffed animals, Palestine has gained worldwide notoriety for his transcendent and earth-shaking performances, which create the illusion of dozens of organists playing simultaneously. His pure and animistic music creates trance-like drones that must be heard live to be fully appreciated.

General Admission: $25
Students: $10

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
540 S. Commonwealth Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90020

The First Congregational Church is located on Commonwealth Avenue (between Vermont Avenue and Alvarado Street) at Sixth Street. For free secured on-site parking, enter on Commonwealth Avenue.

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2022: I publish a weeklyish email newsletter called LANDLINE = Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca., where I practiced with Buddhist teacher Ruth Denison and was involved in various pro-ecology and social justice activist activities.

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