Charlemagne Palestine




Most Recent Affiliation / Department / Job Title:


  • Artist, Composer, Musician, and Performer

Bio:


  • ISEA2010

    Charlemagne Palestine: American composer, musician, performer and artist Charlemagne Palestine has close links with American Minimalist music of the 1960s. However, he chose to follow his own path early in his career. In contrast to the more light-hearted Minimalism of his contemporaries La Monte Young, Phillip Glass, Terry Riley and Steve Reich, Palestine took a more ritualistic approach. For more than forty years, he has used the existential intensity of his drone-based ‘resonant music’ to fathom the transcendent qualities of sound.


Current Location:


  • US


Role(s) at the symposia over the years: