Eliane Radigue: OCCAM
Emanuel Vigelands museum
8 September, 7 pm
Tickets 200/100 NOK
OCCAM XIII for bassoon
OCCAM XVIII for contrabass-recorder
OCCAM I for solo harp
Rhodri Davies – harp
Pia Palme – contrabass-recorder
Dafne Vincente-Sandoval – bassoon
At the age of 85, Éliane Radigue is one of the last surviving generation of French electronic musicians whose careers were profoundly influenced by musique concrète pioneers such as Pierre Schaeffer and Pierre Henry. Using an Arp 2500 modular synthesizer, Radigue quicky discovered her own unique style in the early 1970s, combining technology with a strong Buddhist faith. The resulting music – works such as Adnos I-III, Trilogie de la Mort, and l’Île Re-sonante plunged deeply into long, slowly evolving drone forms that probed the mysteries of death and the afterlife, and opened up transcendental and meditative spaces. Since 2001 she has focused more on acoustic instruments, often working closely with specific performers.
These concerts will display a total of five works in her OCCAM series (including one world premiere), composed in the past decade for harp, contrabass recorder and bassoon, solo and in combination. In the astonishing acoustics of the Emanuel Vigeland Museum, with its long reverberation time, Radigue’s mystical and deeply resonant work can be heard at its very best.
In collaboration with nyMusikk.