A work for underwater performance that literally immerses the listener into an acoustical substance, released in Sub Rosa's Early Electronic series.
"With the Sonic Waters project initiated in 1978, my aim was to situate field of electronic music within a liberating and futuristic experience, outside the concert halls and in sync with the development of new instruments - in particular the Synclavier digital synthesizer, the first model of which I acquired in 1977. As concert space, the Pacific Ocean seemed to me to be the ideal experimental medium for both acoustic and cultural reasons. I then developed the aesthetic and technical elements that would contribute to the conception of Underwater Music. Numerous performances would follow spanning four decades, in natural sites or in large public pools such as those of Sydney, Paris or Venice during the 2006 Biennale. I've divided this album into 2 fields: Sonic Waters: Music for Fresh Water (1981), and Sonic Waters: Music for Salt Water (1979-1987)."
In 1969, with the co-foundation of the GMEM, Groupe de Musique Expérimentale de Marseille, Michel Redolfi (born 1951, Marseille, lives and works in Nice) pursued his passion for electro-acoustic music at an early age. During the 80s and 90s he composed collaborative works with François Bayle
, Luc Ferrari
, Bernard Parmegiani
, Pierre Henry and Jean-Claude Risset. Resident of the United States from 1973 to 1984, he carried out his research with several new music centers, including the CME at the University of California in San Diego and California Institute of the Arts. Also during this period he developed several collaborations with American composers. The natural elements highlighted by technology are a constant in Redolfi's catalogue: many electroacoustic pieces stylize and orchestrate sound matter, recorded in remote locations (Pacific Tubular Waves
, Desert Tracks
). He currently heads a major studio in sound design, Audionaute, based in Nice, France, and collaborates with contemporary artists such as Hervé di Rosa
, and Miguel Chevalier