Serpentine Gallery 12 Aug 2011 Free

The musical performances of the notorious piano-destroying, soft-toy-loving Charlemagne Palestine engage whole buildings.

On the occasion of his Park Nights event and of his 66th birthday, Palestine held a special experimental concert in the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011 designed by Peter Zumthor. A contemporary of minimalists Phillip Glass & Steve Reich, Palestine considers himself a ‘maximalist’, writing and performing intense ritualistic compositions such as his acclaimed Strumming Music (1974).

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