Eliane Radigue

(born in Paris), composer. She grew up in Paris and married the painter Arman, with whom she has three children: Françoise (1951), Anne (1953) and Yves (Yves Arman) (1954-1989). She worked alongside the entire Nice group and other artists like Ben, Robert Filliou, Yves Klein. She studied piano and harp and her work began in the 1950s after hearing for the first time on radio, a show dedicated to Pierre Schaeffer, founder of musique concrete. She met him shortly after at a conference dedicated to Gurdjieff. He invited her to the Studio then she became one of his students and worked at the studio during visits to Paris. In the late 1950s, she dedicated her time to offering workshops musique concrete. At the end of 1967, she moved to Paris. She contributed to the development of the piece L’Apocalypse de Saint-Jean. It is in the studio Apsome that she developed her technology and began composing pieces where there are musical elements which later form the originality of her music: the use of drones, the feedback and the le larsen, extreme dilation of time, slight deviations of the components of sound. All these practices are far from the ideals of Schaeffer and Henry. Therefore, she takes a bit of distance with the GRM and works with home studio equipment (microphones, tape recorder). In parallel, she made trips to the United States where she met many minimalist composers: LaMonte Young, Alvin Lucier, Charlemagne Palestine, James Tenney, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Phill Niblock.
Selected works: Occam I, first performance Christ Church Spitalfields, London, June 14, 2011; Naldjorlak, first performance Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, December 5, 2005; Elemental II, first performance Festival Cités soniques, CCmix, January 24, 2004; Koume Mamac, first performance Festival MANCA, Nice, 1993; Kailasha, first performance Experimental Intermedia Foundation, New York, 1991; Kyema, first performance New Langton Arts, San Francisco, 1988; 5 Songs of Milarepa, first performance San Francisco Art Institute, 1984; Adnos III, Prélude à Milarepa, first performance  Experimental Intermedia Foundation, New York, 1982; Adnos, first performance Festival d'Automne, Paris, 1974; Chry-ptus, first performance New York Cultural Art Center, 1971.