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Charlemagne Palestine

Charlemagne PalestineAKA Charles Martin

Born: 14-Aug-1945
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Pianist, Composer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Strumming Music

Minimalist composer in a similar vein to La Monte Young, Tony Conrad, etc. His piano compositions range around an hour in length and generally consist of a single chord, ferociously played with the sustain pedal depressed, until the piano has come out of tune and the keyboard is bloody.

    Russian Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Smoking

Official Website:

Author of books:
Sacred Bordello (2004, monograph, with Antonio Guzman)

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