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London’s Iklectik dedicates the weekend to the composer Éliane Radigue, on her 90th birthday.

The London-based cultural organisation Iklectik is very active in organising contemporary cultural activities. This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, it proposes a programme of events dedicated to the French electronic music pioneer Éliane Radigue entitled A l’écoute d’Éliane Radigue [Listening to Éliane Radigue].

The two-day event begins on Saturday at 19:45 (GMT) with a concert featuring Radigue’s compositions Arthesis (first performed in 1973) and Kyema (the first part of her masterpiece, the Trilogie de la Mort, first performed in 1988), which will be performed by the French-Swiss musician François J. Bonnet (Kassel Jaeger).

On Sunday afternoon at 16:00 (GMT), the short documentary film Éliane Radigue – Échos directed by Eléonore Huisse and premiered last March at the Berliner Festspiele – will be screened, in which filmmaker Eléonore Huisse and sound artist François J. Bonnet visit the Paris home of their friend Éliane Radigue in these times of social estrangement to explore questions of solitude, imagination, retreat, inner voice and temporality, questions that resonate both with Radigue’s work, philosophy and way of life and with the acute collective experience of confinement provoked by the covid-19 pandemic.

The day will conclude with a discussion by composers Shiva Feshareki and François J. Bonnet and researchers Jo Hutton and Robin Mackay, who have been invited by Iklectik to talk about Radigue’s creative practice and its wide-ranging influence on the history of music over the last sixty years.

© Photograph by Eléonore Huisse downloaded from the Iklectik website.