Okay, so on top you've got a piano. It's a normal concert grand, the kind you play with your hands. Underneath that, you've got another piano. That's a concert grand too, but it's got oversized pedal keys, and you play that with your feet. And in the middle you've got Charlemagne Palestine. I mean, if that's not trouble then I don't know what it.
This truly incredible piece of music is played on the Doppio Borgato piano. It is immense, awesome in every sense of the word. This is music imbued with a terrifying physicality. Palestine seems drawn towards heavy instruments - it's certainly a lot more dramatic when a Borgato starts shaking and trembling than it would be if it were an acoustic guitar. Cataclisma 5 is the climax of his 140 minute From Etudes to Cataclysms, a solo performance that tests the limits of this rare instrument.
Charlemagne Palestine - Cataclisma 5