As part of the season highlighting the huge variety of experimental electronic artists I came across this piece by Elizabeth Veldon and it connects well with a pioneer of experimental electronic muisc – Eliane Radigue.
This months’ Introducing spotlight is cast on Eliane Radigue, another pioneer of electronic music. Her music is deep and resonant and demands you sit and really listen but the rewards are many…
Artist Biography by Joslyn Layne (AllMusic)
Electronic composer Eliane Radigue has created lovely, meditative works based on Tibetan Buddhism using tape and an Arp synthesizer. After studying electro-acoustic music under Pierre Henry and Pierre Schaeffer in the late ’50s, the Parisian learned to play the piano and harp and delved into classical music. She spent one year (1967-68) as Pierre Henry’s assistant, one (1970-71) at New York University, then spent some time in residency at universities including California Institute of the Arts in the early ’70s. By this time, Radigue was making her music with tape and an Arp synthesizer. After converting to Tibetan Buddhism in 1975, she took a four-year hiatus from music. The French composer’s works have since included compositions for ballet and commissioned works on the life of Milarepa, an influential Tibetan poet and saint.
It occurred to me that not everyone is on Facebook and often there are interesting news items that come up on the Feminatronic Connect Facebook page that not everyone can see. So I thought that I would have the occasional posts that grouped together some of these items and hopefully bring them to a wider audience.
This post is a little longer than usual due to being occupied with my other life but I think it is a varied and interesting set of articles.
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So here goes..
Organized by Molly Smith in collaboration with The Kitchen, Women’s Synth Workshop is the first event in a continuing series focused on inspiring women to learn about the technical aspects and ideas behind modular synthesis and experimental electronic music. Led by various prominent wom…en in the field—including Alice Cohen, Rose Kallal, Delia Gonzalez, Lori Napoleon, Abby Echiverri, and Liz Wendelbo—the event will feature daytime discussions, lectures, and interactive demonstrations before transitioning to performances. Floor model synthesizers will be provided by the Williamsburg synth shop Control. All visitors welcome regardless of gender.
Created in 1971, The Kitchen is among the oldest non-profits in the country, whose legacy in electronic and experimental music is especially strong. Among composers and performers who presented some of their earliest and seminal works here early are Maryanne Amacher, Laurie Anderson, David Behrman, Harold Budd, Philip Glass, Pauline Oliveros, and Steve Reich. Today the organization’s board features such composers as Bryce Dessner and Nico Muhly.
Schedule of events:
12:00 – 12:15: Introduction
12:15 – 1:00: Abby Echiverri
1:00 – 1:45: Lori Napoleon
1:45 – 2:15: Open Synth Play
2:15 – 3:00: Liz Wendelbo
3:00 – 4:00: Delia Gonzalez, Alice Cohen, Rose Kalal, Camilla Padgitt
4:15 – 5:00: Open Synth Play
I thought that it might be best to put together short Digests of about 5 or 6 items that may be of interest on this blog. This will be easier for you to read and keep up with and for me to put together. So here goes…
SPOTLIGHT ON ELIANE RADIGUE
CREATEDIGITALMUSIC.COM – LAURA ESCUDE (2010)
AN INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF FEMALE ARTISTS IN THE FIELD OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC