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 - GesammttkkunnsttMeshuggahhLaandtttt
2016
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
This catalogue documents Charlemagne Palestine's eponymous solo exhibition, including his early video works, sculptures, paintings, installations, and sound scores.
 Charlemagne Palestine - Youuu + Mee = Weeee (vinyl LP)
2015
Sub Rosa
sold out
The first recorded collaboration between Charlemagne Palestine (piano Bösendorfer, orgue Yamaha and voice) and Rhys Chatham (trumpet, loop pedal, electric guitar).
 Charlemagne Palestine - Youuu + Mee = Weeee (3 CD)
2015
Sub Rosa
166 minutes with Charlemagne Palestine (piano Bösendorfer, orgue Yamaha and voice) and Rhys Chatham (trumpet, loop pedal, electric guitar).
 Charlemagne Palestine - Rubhitbangklanghear Rubhitbangklangear (2 CD)
2013
Sub Rosa
Second time in 20 years Charlemagne Palestine and Z'ev are performing together / first time they are recording it... (unreleased material from Palestine's lair, a place now called Charleworld, where both fellows spent 3 days in June 2010).
 Charlemagne Palestine - Rubhitbangklanghear Rubhitbangklangear (LP)
2013
Sub Rosa
Second time in 20 years Charlemagne Palestine and Z'ev are performing together / first time they are recording it... (unreleased material from Palestine's lair, a place now called Charleworld, where both fellows spent 3 days in June 2010).
 Charlemagne Palestine - Strumming Music for Piano, Harpsichord & Strings Ensemble (3 CD)
2010
Sub Rosa
sold out
Charlemagne Palestine's most contemporary music work.
 Charlemagne Palestine - From Etudes to Cataclysms - For the Doppio Borgato (2 CD)
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.


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