Éliane Radigue

Éliane Radigue

Concert

Working since the 1950s, French composer Éliane Radigue’s profound impact on extended technique and minimalism has developed in parallel to the widely celebrated careers of minimalist composers in New York City. Still, the artistic trajectory of her work remains largely underexposed and her inherent distinctions from the male-dominated classification of minimalism remain underemphasized. With her first compositions presented in the late 1960s, her work was almost exclusively created on a single synthesizer, the ARP 2500 modular system and tape. Since 2001, she has composed mainly for acoustic instruments. In honor of her contributions to electronic music and sound art, Radigue was awarded Prix Ars Electronica’s Golden Nica in 2006.