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Charlemagne Palestine
 
Charlemagne Palestine wrote intense, ritualistic music in the 1970s, intended by the composer to rub against audiences' expectations of what is beautiful and meaningful in music. A composer-performer, he always performed his own works as soloist. His earliest works were compositions for carillon and electronic drones, and he is best known for his intensely performed piano works. He also performs as a vocalist. Palestine's performance style is ritualistic; he generally surrounds himself (and his piano) with stuffed animals, smokes large numbers of kretek (Indonesian clove cigarettes) and drinks cognac.

See also Marie Canet: Palestine, first name CharlemagneMeshugga Land; Charlemagne Palestine & Z'ev; Charlemagne Palestine & Rhys Chatham.
 
(external link: www.charlemagnepalestine.org)
 

 
2016
English edition
Sternberg Press
This catalogue documents Charlemagne Palestine's eponymous solo exhibition, including his early video works, sculptures, paintings, installations, and sound scores.

2010
Sub Rosa
Charlemagne Palestine's most contemporary music work.

2008
Sub Rosa
One of Charlemagne Palestine's most important work to date: an impressive composition of more than 140 minutes based on an unique instrument, a double piano on which one keyboard is played by the feet.