Two pieces written by Éliane Radigue at the same period (2014-2018), one instrumental (recorded at the Philharmonie de Paris by Ensemble Dedalus) and the other electronic (performed by Ryoko Akama).
In Eliane Radigue's work, we oppose electronic works (composed until the early 2000s) to those written for acoustic instruments. From 2002, the artist began a series of compositions, Occam, orally transmitted living music. In her own words, she fully realized what she had always sought to accomplish in her electronic works. The disc dedicated to him brings together two pieces that were written at the same period. One, Occam Hepta I (2018), for an instrumental ensemble (Dedalus) and the other, Occam XX (2014), for analog synthesizer (Ryoko Akama). If the means seem opposed, this concordance of time shows the deep unity that brings them together.
Éliane Radigue (born 1932 in Paris) is considered one of the most innovative and influential contemporary composers, from her early electronic music through to her acoustic work of the last fifteen years. Influenced by musique concrète and shaped by regular sojourns in the United States, where she discovered analogue synthesisers, her work unfolds an intensity which is at once subtle and monumental. Through her deep reflections on sound and listening, not only her music but also her working methods have come to shape a widely resonating set of new parameters for working with sound as musical material.
Founded in 1996 by Didier Aschour, Dedalus (Didier Aschour, guitar; Amélie Berson, flute; Vincent Bouchot, voice; Cyprien Busolini
, viola; Eric Chalan, double bass; Denis Chouillet
, piano; Stéphane Garin
, percussion; Thierry Madiot
, trombone; Pierre-Stéphane Meugé, saxophone; Christian Pruvost, trumpet; Silvia Tarozzi, violin; Fabrice Villard, clarinet; Deborah Walker, cello) is a contemporary music ensemble based in Toulouse and associated with the GMEA - Centre National de Création Musicale of Albi-Tarn
. Dedalus is a champion of free instrumentation scores from the experimental contemporary music scene, and is organized as a collective in which arrangements, orchestrations and performances are developed in common. Its repertoire includes works by classics of minimalism (Christian Wolff
, Phill Niblock
, Frederic Rzewski
, Tom Johnson, Moondog
or Philip Glass), composers of the Wandelweiser movement (Michael Pisaro, Antoine Beuger or Jürg Frey), independent composers (Pascale Criton, Peter Ablinger, Jo Kondo, Luc Ferrari
), and commissions to a new generation of composers (Catherine Lamb, Jean-Luc Guionnet
, Sébastien Roux
Ryoko Akama (born 1976) is a Japanese-Korean artist, composer and musician working with installation, performance and composition, residing in Huddersfield, UK. Her works sculpt domestic appliances and scrap wastes with invisible energy, especially interested in heat, magnetism and gravity, into kinetic contraptions. Her site-specific works infuse both aural / visual occurrence as one entity, creating ephemeral situations that magnify silence, time and space. Interested in nature of relativity, culture and system, her artistic practice examines architecture, environment, conflict and fluidity. She also composes and performs alternative scores and text works in collaboration with other artists and musicians worldwide. She is a member of the lappetites, electronic musician collective since 2000 and a member of the 9-piece band a.hop.