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In Focus: Éliane Radigue

Paris, 12.04.22

Focus on Eliane Radigue

Now in her tenth decade, French composer and musical pioneer Éliane Radigue has spent most of the last fifty years in Montparnasse, Paris, summoning a steady stream of ethereal, vibrating minimalist compositions.

Early in her career, she experimented with tape musique concrète-style tape feedback recordings, also taking inspiration from Tibetan Buddhist philosophy. She worked with various styles of early synthesizers, before settling on the ARP 2500 - her particular machine, named "Jules", has defined her sound for the last thirty years.