Charlemagne Palestine
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1945-08-15
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Charlemagne Palestine

Charlemagne Palestine Biography (Wikipedia)

Chaim Moshe Tzadik Palestine (born 1947), known professionally as Charlemagne Palestine, is an American visual artist and musician.

Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1947, Palestine began by singing sacred Jewish music and studying accordion and piano. At the age of 12 he started playing backup conga and bongo drums for Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Kenneth Anger, and Tiny Tim. From 1962 to 1969 Palestine was carillonneur for the Saint Thomas Episcopal Church in Manhattan, eventually creating a piece that consisted of 1,500 15 minute performances.

From 1968 to 1972, Palestine studied vocal interpretation with Pandit Pran Nath, experimented on kinetic light sculptures with Len Lye, composed music for Tony and Beverly Conrad’s film "Coming Attractions," taught at Cal Arts with Morton Subotnick, created the sound and movement piece Illuminations with Simone Forti, and developed his own alternative synthesizer, the Spectral Continuum Drone Machine. Throughout the seventies Palestine created records, videos, sculptural objects, abstract expressionist visual scores, and performed regularly in the company of his stuffed animals. From 1980 to 1995, Palestine performed only rarely, exhibiting instead at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; the Moderna Museet, Stockholm; and in documenta 8. During that time, he also founded the Ethnology Cinema Project in New York, which is dedicated to preserving films that document disappearing traditional cultures.

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Charlemagne Palestine
Palestine: Seven Organism Study
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Short and Sweet (excerpt)
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Short and Sweet (excerpt)
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Strumming Music
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Strumming Music
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First
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First
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STTT THOMASSS """"DINGGGDONGGGDINGGGzzzzzzz ferrrr TONYYY""""
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STTT THOMASSS """"DINGGGDONGGGDINGGGzzzzzzz ferrrr TONYYY""""
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Open + Closing
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Open + Closing
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Schlongo!!!daLUVdrone
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Schlongo!!!daLUVdrone
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Jazzhouse Kobenhavn Part 1
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Jazzhouse Kobenhavn Part 1

Jazzhouse Kobenhavn Part 1

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Grumbling Fur Time Machine Orchestra
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Schlongo!!!daLUVdrone
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Schlongo!!!daLUVdrone
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Electronic and Flute
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Electronic and Flute
Charlemagne Palestine / Thurston Moore, Charlemagne Palestine & Thurston Moore
Wow Zow In the Now
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Wow Zow In the Now

Wow Zow In the Now

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Charlemagne Palestine / Thurston Moore, Charlemagne Palestine & Thurston Moore
Charlemagne Palestine
Strumming Music [extract]
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Strumming Music [extract]
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Solo C#1
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Solo C#1
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Palestine: Seven Organism Study
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Palestine: Seven Organism Study
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