Drone and Restraint: the Work of Electronic Composer Eliane Radigue


The singular work of electronic music pioneer Eliane Radigue is a fountain of inspiration for its stark minimalism and the aesthetic to which she so devoutly ascribes.

She was born in 1932 in France, and studied electroacoustic music in Paris in the late 1950s at an institution called the Studio d’Essai. Known for its creative use of sound technologies and radiophonic techniques, the school had a blooming effect on Radigue’s mind. She studied music concrete under the tutelage of Pierre Schaeffer and Pierre Henry and there began composing with feedback and tape loops..

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