A L’ÉCOUTE D’ÉLIANE RADIGUE
A weekend of events dedicated to French electronic music pioneer Éliane Radigue.
The 2-day event starts with a music selection by Howlround followed by a 2-hour concert. Radigue’s pieces Arthesis (1973) and Kyema (1988) will be performed by François J. Bonnet (Kassel Jaeger) and diffused through our AMOENUS sound system.
On Sunday afternoon, we will screen ‘Éliane Radigue – Échos’ (2021), a film directed by Eléonore Huisse. The day will conclude with a discussion by speakers (TBA), who have been invited by IKLECTIK to talk on Radigue’s creative practice and wider influence over the last 7 decades.
Saturday 22nd – Concert [7:45pm doors]
Premiered on May 1st, 1973 at the Theater Vanguard in Los Angeles. Moog Modular System on magnetic tape. Produced at the studios of Iowa-University.
«Shuffles from the depths of the ages, from a secret and fierce embrace an indistinguishable clarity that seeks to emerge, traces its fragile advent when everything falls asleep». (Éliane Radigue)
Premiered on November 22, 1980 at Mills College in Oakland. ARP 2500 synthesizer on magnetic tape. Produced at the artist’s studio in Paris.
… to my son, Yves Arman
First part of the Trilogie de la Mort.
Inspired by the root text of the Bardo Thödol (Tibetan Book of the Dead), this piece refers to the six intermediate states of consciousness that constitute the existential continuity of being:
1. Kyene – Naissance
2. Milam – Rêve
3. Samten – Contemplation – Méditation
4. Chikaï – Mort
5. Chönye – Claire lumière
6. Sippaï – Traversée et retour»
Sunday 23rd [3pm doors]
Éliane Radigue – Échos (2021)
A Film by Eléonore Huisse and François J. Bonnet
Eléonore Huisse image-montage
François J. Bonnet sound
Éliane Radigue music
The filmmaker Eléonore Huisse and the sonic artist François J. Bonnet ask the composer Éliane Radigue a series of existential questions. The result is a portrait of the artist based on intimacy and friendship.
This new film approaches the world of French sound pioneer Éliane Radigue (1932) from a perspective of close proximity. French filmmaker Eléonore Huisse and sound artist François J. Bonnet visit their friend Éliane’s home in Paris in times of social distancing and lockdown to explore questions pertaining to solitude, imagination, retreat, the inner voice and temporality – questions that resonate with Radigue’s work, philosophy and way of living as much as with the acute collective experience of suspension and isolation brought about by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.