Charlemagne Palestine

Island SongSt. Vitas DanceBody Music IIBody Music IAuf der Suche nach God-BearIsland Song

The body music of Charlemagne Palestine oscillates between ritual and mania, singing and howling. In Body Music I, he begins his explorations of the individual space of resonance in a room before expanding the realm of his performance in Body Music II to a building with many corridors and in Island Song to an island in northern Canada. As in St. Vitas Dance, at issue is a quasi-religious experiment in which omnipresent stuffed animals form the pantheon.