Charlemagne Palestine performs on his Bösendorfer Imperial grand piano, the sounding heart of his exhibition GesammttkkunnsttMeshuggahhLaandtttt.

Palestine gained recognition in the sixties with his experimental compositions and performances. A flamboyant part of the creative scene of New York, he collaborated with choreographer Simone Forti, artists Tony Conrad and Richard Serra, and performed alongside avant-garde artist La Monte Young and composers Terry Riley, Philip Glass, and Steve Reich. In spite of the art historical consensus about that era and his contemporaries, Palestine has always resisted being labeled a minimalist, opting instead for the term “maximalist”.