Éliane Radigue

Éliane Radigue

Éliane Radigue was born in Paris on January, 24 1932. She studied electroacoustic music techniques with Pierre Schaeffer at Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française (RTF) and worked as Pierre Henry’s assistant at the Studio Apsome from 1967 to 1968.


Radigue worked for a year at the New York University School of the Arts in 1970. Her music, its source an ARP 2500 synthesizer and medium recording tape, attracted considerable attention for its sensitive, dappled purity. She was in residence at the electronic music studios of the University of Iowa and California Institute of the Arts in 1973. She currently lives in Paris, where she continues to compose music and to study the teachings of the Tibetan lamas.


Eliane Radigue works with electronic sounds on tape to create an ambience within which sound seems to move in a continual flow around the listener. Her music has been described as “infinitely discreet … next to which all other music seems to be tugging at one’s sleeve for attention.” Michel Chion in “Les musiques électroacoustiques


On Thursday the 4th we will honour the work of Éliane Radigue.
Starting by showing the film Sisters with Transistors at the Verkadefabriek followed by a talk on
Élianes work by Julia Eckhardt. Then in the evening there will be performances of Élianes work by Ensemble Klang, Carol Robinson and Louis-Michel Marion.
These performances will take place at the Willem Twee Toonzaal and will include 2 world premieres.

(this programme is made possible with support by Trillende Lucht)



Geelriandre (1972) – Éliane Radigue (elektronisch werk)
OCCAM XIX (2014) – Éliane Radigue (voor double bass)
OCCAM RIVER XXVIII – Éliane Radigue (birbynė and viola da gamba)*
OCCAM HEXA V – Éliane Radigue en Carol Robinson
(2 saxophone, trombone, elec gitar, piano en percussion)*
* premièr