Eliane Radigue - Naldjorlak I, II, III

18 October 2009
15:00 — 18:00

Location: Theater Kikker
7/6 EuroMain Hall

“It is not just a matter of music but of how to live: it is by speed and slowness that one slips in among things, that one connects with something else. One never commences; one never has a tabula rasa; one slips in, enters in the middle; one takes up or lays down rhythms.”
– Gilles Deleuze

The work of French composer Eliane Radigue (France) is first and foremost an exploration of the phenomenological reality of sound: the combination of matter, vibration and resonance which ultimately determines our experience of sound. She began to experiment with electronic feedback in the 1950s, before discovering her medium of choice, the analogue ARP synthesizer. Since 2004 she has composed exclusively for acoustic instruments. Naldjorlak I, in which the hidden, complex sonority of the cello is fathomed, was developed as a collaboration with renowned cellist Charles Curtis (USA). For the following parts, she required the participation of basset-horn players Carole Robinson and Bruno Martinez (France). The result is a versatile and volatile sound world, which continuously balances on the verge of perception.

Charles Curtis: cello
Carole Robinson & Bruno Martinez: basset horns