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Eliane Radigue - Feedback Works 1969-1970
Eliane Radigue
Feedback Works 1969-1970
LP | EU | Original (Alga Marghen)
26,99 €*
Release:EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
alga marghen very proudly presents a remastered version of the complete documentation of Eliane Radigue sound installations from 1969-1970, including the broad tectonic vibrations of "Omnht", the celestial voices of "Usral", "Stress Osaka" massive chant... or the works of the feedback period finally revealed! It is amazing that she could build such formidably organic sonic edifices in her home studio with the primitive machines given to her by Pierre Henry: three tape recorders, a mixing board, an amplifier, two loudspeakers and a microphone. Eliane previously worked for him at the Studio d'Essai of the R.T.F. from 1955 to 1957, after having met Pierre Schaeffer almost by chance who invited her to learn the techniques of Musique Concrète. Created 10 years after her Studio d'Essai experience, the Feedback works of Eliane Radigue immediately take a new direction from the explorations of Musique Concrète. Her adventure is intuitively going towards flux, towards contemplative stasis - a music of continuous sounds, of apparently simple structures, which permits the revelations and expansion of rich acoustic phenomena. It is as if her musical work was in some way a martial art... as if she meditated for 10 years before striking the first blow, with an impressive precision! This is the context in which Eliane composed "Omnht" in 1970 for the architectonic spaces of the visual artist Tania Mouraud titled "One More Night", presented at the Gallery of the Rive Gauche in Paris; "Usral" (the title comes from a phonetic compression of ultrasounds slowed-down, in French "ultra-sons ralentis"), one of the first works by Eliane Radigue to be given in public as sound environment for a sculpture by Marc Halpern in the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs at the Grand Palais of Paris in 1969; "Stress-Osaka", conceived when the artist was invited to create a sonic environment for the International Fair in Osaka in 1970. There is no doubt that Eliane Radigue vocabulary is based on observing and entering into dialog with the fundamental behaviour of sounds: pulsing, beating, sustained, very light, a subtle and delicate evolution. When she moved from feedback sounds to the ARP synthesizer she naturally continued the same music. A continuity where the original use of feedback sounds stands out for its cruder and more savage inner character. One could say that somehow it's the very texture of the sounds, which leads the form of her compositions. At the same time this approach favors an intense sensuality in the listening. Edition of 300 copies also including a 16-page LP-size booklet with original photos, scores and liner notes.
Eliane Radigue - Opus 17
Eliane Radigue
Opus 17
2LP | EU | Original (Alga Marghen)
41,99 €*
Release:EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Alga Marghen very proudly presents "Opus 17", a major turning-point in the sonic oeuvre of Eliane Radigue. Finished in 1970 it was the last work composed with feedback materials. From that experimental period "Opus 17" preserves the plastic character: a music made of rough sonic phenomena, at once harsh and granular, possessing a quality of materiality and tactility. Its vibrations structure the air surrounding the listener with densities, thicknesses, indeed with palpable movement. Her compositions are frames which let us hear these phenomena, open frameworks from the sonic installations of her Endless Musics (cf. "Feedback Works 1969-70" LP issued on alga marghen) and here reinserted in the five scenes making up "Opus 17".In 1970, in her studio of very rudimentary means, she developed a completely unique body of work centered on sounds produced by feedback. "Opus 17" has the quality of showing off the sum of the achieved techniques and methods. Eliane Radigue's music has never been rooted in ideas but in practice, the intimate experience of things in the wild which she has known how to tame. This dialog both intense and poetic which she keeps up with the solid matter of sound finds a remarkable concretization in "Opus 17"."Opus 17" was created at the artistic center of Verderonne on May 23, 1970, for the Fête en blanc (i.e. White Festival) organized by the visual artists Antoni Miralda, Joan Rabascall, Dorothée Selz and Jaume Xifra.
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