Éliane Radigue - Intermediary Spaces – Espaces Intermédiaires
This impressive project by Julia Eckhardt provides very welcome new insights that were only partly available up till now. Éliane Radigue is considered one of the most innovative and influential contemporary composers, from her early electronic music through to her acoustic work of the last fifteen years. Influenced by musique concrète and shaped by regular sojourns in the United States, where she discovered analogue synthesisers, her work unfolds an intensity which is at once subtle and monumental. Through her deep reflections on sound and listening, not only her music but also her working methods have come to shape a widely resonating set of new parameters for working with sound as musical material.
The long interview that Eckhardt had with Éliane Radigue, was made in several sessions throughout the period 2017-2019. It forms the body of this publication, where Radigue talks about her work, her reflections and underlying research, as well as her life history. The publication also contains a commented list of works and Radigue’s programmatic text on The Mysterious Power of the Infinitesimal.
Editor: Julia Eckhardt
French redaction: Benoit Deuxant, Jean-François Caro
English translation and redaction: Eleanor Ivory Weber
Design: Ines Cox