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Éliane Radigue

Éliane Radigue lives in Paris, France. She studied electroacoustic music techniques at the Studio d'essai at the RTF, initially under the direction of Pierre Schaeffer and Pierre Henry (1957-58) before establishing her own pioneering form of composition. Her music, its source an Arp synthesiser and medium recording tape, attracted considerable attention for its sensitive, dappled purity. Becoming a Tibetan Buddhist in 1975, Radigue went into retreat, and stopped composing for a time. When she took up her career again in 1979, she continued to work with the Arp synthesiser which has become her signature. She composed Triptych for the Ballet Théâtre de Nancy (choreography by Douglas Dunn), Adnos II & Adnos III, and began the large-scale cycle of works based on the life of the Tibetan master, Milarepa.

Adnos I, II & III, 1975, 1981, 1983
Composed on the ARP 2500 synthesizer, the unfolding minimalism of Éliane Radigue’s Adnos I, II, & III initiates a meditative response for attentive listeners who are willing follow the subtle movements and changes in tone that occur at the fringes of perception.

Éliane Radigue contributed with this three audio works within the ( ) – space.

Additionally, during the High Tides programme of the Opening Weekend, Emmanuel Holterbach performed a live spatialisation of Radigue’s early feedback compositions.