‹ Back to What's On Charlemagne Palestine & Rhys Chatham

12 Oct 2017

With support Astral Social Club

30 years on from their first collaboration, this rare live performance brings together two giants of modern composition.

Composer, performer and visual artist Charlemagne Palestine is a legend of the New York avant-garde, a peer of Philip Glass, Steve Reich and Terry Riley, and the missing link between Moondog and Sonic Youth. His music is epic, ritualistic and intense, often performed on the piano.

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Rhys Chatham helped define New York’s downtown aesthetic in the 70s and served as a mentor to Sonic Youth, Swans and more. 

One of noise rock's founding fathers. Without him, there would be no Sonic Youth, no Jesus and Mary Chain, no My Bloody Valentine . . . he remains a towering figure among six-string aficionados.

— Chicago Tribune on Rhys Chatham

A pioneer.

— The Guardian on Charlemagne Palestine

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Important Information

Please note the time listed on your ticket/webpage is the start time for the performance. Leeds Grand Theatre is open from 1 hour beforehand for ticket collection etc. and doors to the Howard Assembly Room itself open approximately 30 minutes beforehand. Where there is a support act, this will also be stated on the website/ticket. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before show time as latecomers will only be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

The Howard Assembly Room is located inside Leeds Grand Theatre

Leeds Grand Theatre is situated on New Briggate in the heart of Leeds City Centre.

The theatre is easily accessible by public transport. It is approximately 10 minutes walk from the main bus station and 15 minutes walk from the train station with many buses stopping in the immediate vicinity. For the most up to date information on local bus and train times, please check WYMetro. There is also a taxi rank outside the theatre although we recommend booking a taxi in advance, particularly on a Friday or Saturday evening.

Parking is available at various nearby car parks, including Edward Street/Templar Street and the St John's and Merrion Centre shopping malls. A limited amount of on street parking is available near the theatre is free after 6pm but this does tend to fill up very quickly.


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