Les Chants de Milarepa (1983)
“This is a music made to be apprehended not in the fixed space of representations, but in the dynamic space of living experience.”
— François J. Bonnet in Radiguian Explorations
For the past 20 years, Éliane Radigue has composed exclusively in collaboration with virtuosic performers from across the globe using a process of oral and aural transmission. In her OCCAM Ocean series, performers visit Radigue in Paris—first as soloists and later in combinations as ad-hoc ensembles—to create compositions based on images of water. These compositions come alive as they are performed, with sound travelling in unexpected ways, sometimes whispering in your ears and sometimes seeming to reverberate and resonate beyond the ears and into the mind and heart.