Éliane Radigue

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Born in 1932, Éliane Radigue is a composer and musician based in Paris. Already as a child, she took piano lessons, followed by studies of harp, voice and composition. With Pierre Schaeffer and Pierre Henry, Éliane Radigue studied the electro-acoustic musical techniques of musique concrète at Studio d’Essai of RTF Paris (French national radio and TV broadcasting organisation). Her works from 1968 to 1971 are characterised by feedbacks and loops, always based on superlative accuracy and a precise sense of detail. In the 1970s, Éliane Radigue moved to the United States, where she began working with the ARP 2500 synthesizer at the New York University School of the Arts and the music studios of the University of Iowa and California Institute of the Arts. In the most recent phase of a career spanning over 50 years, she focuses exclusively on acoustic works created in close collaboration with fellow musicians including Charles Curtis, Rhodri Davies or the ONCEIM ensemble. Éliane Radigue’s music was performed inter alia in art galleries and museums such as Fondation Cartier (Paris), Sonnabend Gallery (New York), Fondation Maeght (St. Paul de Vence), Festival d’Automne (Paris), Columbia University (New York), Albany Museum of Art (New York) or Experimental Intermedia (New York).

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