Artists Studio: Charlemagne Palestine

”[Palestine created] a fantastical world where rags are gods, where toys are relics, and where every object, animal and human, is deserving of love.”
The Huffington Post

A pioneer of experimental music, Charlemagne Palestine creates intense, resonant music centered on layered overtones, electronic drones, and dense hypnotic rhythms created by percussive repetition to playfully defy the conventions and contexts most associated with modernist composition. He also explores the world of experimental sound through performance and immersive installation, incorporating bears and other plush toys viewed as representations of the soul that are either hand-made by the artist or found—into truly unique performance environments that are often shamanistic and overtly spiritual in nature. The multifaceted artist creates an immersive, site-specific installation in the Veterans Room that invites audiences into his colorful, fantastical world.

The Artists Studio is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the city council, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Image: Agneìs Gania

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Friday, September 14, 2018
at 7:00pm & 9:00pm

Tickets: $45

Veterans Room

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